Agent Name

Kinetin

Alternative Name

Cytokinin

CAS Number

525-79-1

Formula

C10-H9-N5-O

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

2-Furanmethanamine, N-1H-purin-6-yl-; 6-(Furfurylamino)purine; 6-Furfuryladenine; Cytex; Cytokinin; FAP; KT; Kinetin (plant hormone); N(sup 6)-(Furfurylamino)purine; N(sup 6)-Furfuryladenine; N-(2-Furanylmethyl)-1H-purin-6-amine; N-Furfuryladenine; N6-(Furfurylamino)purine; N6-Furfuryladenine; 1H-Purin-6-amine, N-(2-furanylmethyl)-; 9H-Purin-6-amine, N-(2-furanylmethyl)-; Adenine, N-furfuryl-; Furfuryl(purin-6-yl)amine; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Plant Growth Regulators

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] White powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

A cell division factor present in plants and yeast; [Merck Index] Used to stimulate plant growth, to augment growth of microbial cultures, and in cosmetics to reduce wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and roughness; [HSDB] Promotes leaf expansion and retards leaf aging; Applied to growing crops (vegetables and fruits); Cytokinin is naturally occurring and derived from seaweed meal; Kinetin is synthetic cytokinin; [Reference #1]

Comments

An irritant; [MSDSonline]

Reference Link

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Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.8E-9 mm Hg

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