The pure product is colorless crystalline solid,Melting point is 165-166oC, Density :1.22g/cm2. Solubility: water 35mg/l; methanol 150g/l; Propanedlol :50g/l; acetone: 110g/l; cyclohexanone peroxide: 180g/l; Methylene dichloride: 100g/l; dimethybenzene: 60g.
1) It used on fruit trees to inhibit vegetative growth and to improve fruit set; on pot-grown ornamentals and flower crops (e.g. chrysanthemums, begonias, freesias, poinsettias and bulbs) to inhibit growth.
2) It used on rice to increase tillering, reduce lodging, and increase yield; on turf to retard growth; and on grass seed crops to reduce height and prevent lodging.
3) It used to be applied as a foliar spray, as a soil drench, or by trunk injection. Has some fungicidal activity against mildew and rusts.
4) It taken up into the xylem through the leaves, stems, or roots, and translocated to growing sub-apical meristems. Produces more compact plants and enhances flowering and fruiting.