Agent Name

Prohexadione-calcium

CAS Number

127277-53-6

Formula

C10-H11-O5.1/2Ca.1/2Ca

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

3,5-Dioxo-4-(1-oxopropyl)cyclohexanecarboxylic acid ion(1-) calcium, calcium salt; Apogee; BAS 125; BAS 125W; BX 112; Calcium 3-oxido-5-oxo-4-propionylcyclohex-3-enecarboxylate (IUPAC); KIM-112; KUH-833; Prohexadione calcium; Regalis; Viviful; Cyclohexanecarboxylic acid, 3,5-dioxo-4-(1-oxopropyl)-, ion(1-), calcium, calcium salt; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Plant Growth Regulators

Description

White, yellow, or pale yellow-brown solid; [HSDB] Slightly beige powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a plant growth regulator; [Merck Index] Inhibits synthesis of gibberellin, a naturally occurring plant hormone; Used in apple and pear trees and peanut crops; [Reference #1]

Comments

May cause irritation; [MSDSonline]

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Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

9.98E-8 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) > 4,210 mg/m3/4h

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