• 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid

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Description
2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4D) is a synthetic auxin, a class of plant growth regulators.

2,4D is almost insoluble in water, but soluble in organic solvents.

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    CAS Number

    94-75-7

    Molecular Formula

    C8H6Cl2O3

    Molecular Weight

    221.04

    Mechanism of Action

    2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid acts by mimicking the action of the plant growth hormone auxin, which results in uncontrolled growth and eventually death in susceptible plants.

References

    References

    Hamner, C. L., & Tukey, H. B. (1944). The Herbicidal Action Of 2,4 Dichlorophenoxyacetic And 2,4,5 Trichlorophenoxyacetic Acid On Bindweed. Science, 100(2590), 154-155. doi:10.1126/science.100.2590.154

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