Piperidine in Agriculture

In agrochemicals, Piperidines are part of the finished active ingredient or they may be used as a solvent, base, catalyst, or other processing aid during the manufacturing process.

Piperidine is a key component in the manufacture of the active ingredient mepiquat, a plant growth regulator exclusively used on cotton.


Key Component in Mepiquat (Plant Growth Regulator) for Cotton

Mepiquat is a quaternary ammonium plant growth regulator. This product is applied to the leaves and absorbed to modify the plant in several beneficial ways. It can help reduce unwanted longitudinal shoot growth without lowering plant productivity It also allows the grower to manage the cotton plant for short-season production.


Typical Properties

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Values shown in the above table are typical properties.

Application Highlights

Yield Improver

Key component in the active ingredient Mepiquat

Artifical Food Dye

Used to provide color to otherwise colorless food

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