Chlormequat Chloride
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Title: Chlormequat Chloride
CAS Registry Number: 999-81-5
CAS Name: 2-Chloro-N,N,N-trimethylethanaminium chloride
Additional Names: (2-chloroethyl)trimethylammonium chloride; chlorocholine chloride; choline dichloride; CCC
Manufacturers' Codes: AC-38555
Trademarks: Cycocel (BASF); Cycogan (Makhteshim-Agan)
Molecular Formula: C5H13Cl2N
Molecular Weight: 158.07
Percent Composition: C 37.99%, H 8.29%, Cl 44.86%, N 8.86%
Line Formula: [ClCH2CH2N+(CH3)3]Cl-
Literature References: Prepn: Kauffmann, Vorlander, Ber. 43, 2740 (1910); Freiss, Carville, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 76, 2260 (1954); H. Linser et al., AT 222145 (1962 to OSSW), C.A. 57, 7660f (1962). Activity: N. E. Tolbert, J. Biol. Chem. 235, 475 (1960); J. Namokar, Pesticides 11, 53 (1977). Metabolism: R. C. Blinn, J. Agric. Food Chem. 15, 984 (1967). Toxicity study: G. Hennighausen, B. Wiegershausen, Acta Biol. Med. Ger. 27, 663 (1971).
Properties: White crystalline solid, mp 245° (dec). Fish-like odor; very hygroscopic. Sol in water, lower alcs. Insol in ether, hydrocarbons. Aq solns corrosive to metal. LD50 in mice (mg/kg): 7 i.v., 54 orally (Hennighausen, Wiegershausen).
Melting point: mp 245° (dec)
Toxicity data: LD50 in mice (mg/kg): 7 i.v., 54 orally (Hennighausen, Wiegershausen)
Use: Plant growth regulator.

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