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Ethephon Specification

Active Ingredient 85%min, 91%min
Appearance Colorless solid; (tech. Is a clear liquid).

Ethephon Physical And Chemical Properties

Chemical Name (2-chloroethyl)phosphonic acid
Empirical Formula C2H6Cl2O3P
Molecular Weight 144.5
Structural Formula Ethephon structural formula
Melting point 74-75°C
Solubility Readily soluble in water, c. 1 kg/L (20°C). Readily soluble in methanol, ethanol, isopropanol, acetone, diethyl ether, and other polar organic solvents. Sparingly soluble in non-polar organic solvents such as benzene and toluene. Insoluble in kerosene and diesel oil.
Vapor pressure < 0.01 mPa (20°C)
Corrosive properties  
Explosive properties  
Combustible properties  

Ethephon Formulations

  480g/l S.L.; 720 g/I S.L.; 800 g/I S.L.; 40%S.L.

Ethephon Application


Ethephon is a plant growth regulator with systemic properties. Penetrates into the plant tissues, and is decomposed to ethylene, which affects the growth processes.

Ethephon is used to promote pre-harvest ripening in apples, currants, blackberries, blueberries, cranberries, morello cherries, citrus fruit, figs, tomatoes, sugar beet and fodder beet seed crops, coffee, capsicums, etc.; to accelerate post-harvest ripening in bananas, mangoes, and citrus fruit; to facilitate harvesting by loosening of the fruit in currants, gooseberries, cherries, and apples; to increase flower bud development in young apple trees; to prevent lodging in cereals, maize, and flax; to induce flowering of Bromeliads; to stimulate lateral branching in azaleas, geraniums, and roses; to shorten the stem length in forced daffodils; to induce flowering and regulate ripening in pineapples; to accelerate boll opening in cotton; to modify sex expression in cucumbers and squash; to increase fruit setting and yield in cucumbers; to improve the sturdiness of onion seed crops; to hasten the yellowing of mature tobacco leaves; to stimulate latex flow in rubber trees, and resin flow in pine trees; to stimulate early uniform hull split in walnuts; etc.

Ethephon Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

Table Of Content
  • chemical product and company identification
  • composition / information on ingredients
  • hazards identification
  • first aid measures
  • fire fighting measures
  • accidental release measures
  • handling and storage
  • exposure controls / personal protection
  • physical and chemical properties
  • stability and reactivity
  • toxicological information
  • ecological information
  • disposal considerations
  • transport information
  • regulatory information
  • other information

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