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.
Melt Point (°C)
Values shown in the above table are typical properties.
Key component in the active ingredient Mepiquat
Artifical Food Dye
Used to provide color to otherwise colorless food
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