ethephon
noun Etymology: ethyl + phosphonic acid (a dibasic organic acid) Date: 1971 a synthetic plant growth regulator C2H6ClO3P that induces flowering and abscission by promoting the release of ethylene and has been used to cause early ripening (as of apples on the tree)

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  • Ethephon — IUPAC name 2 Chloroethylphosphonic acid …   Wikipedia

  • Éthéphon — Général No CAS …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Ethephon —   [Kurzwort] das, s, auch 2 Chloräthan phosphonsäure, kristalline wasserlösliche Substanz, die als Wachstumsregler und Reifungsbeschleuniger bei Pflanzen verwendet wird; bewirkt z. B. Halmstabilisierung bei Gerste, Stimulierung des Latexflusses… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • ethephon — /eth euh fon /, n. Chem. a solid compound, C2H6ClO3P, used as a growth regulator to accelerate the ripening of tomatoes, citrus fruit, apples, and other crops. [1970 75; as shortening of the chemical name 2 chloroethanephosphonic acid; see CHLORO …   Universalium

  • ethephon — eth·e·phon …   English syllables

  • ethephon — A synthetic compound commonly used as a source of ethylene, a gaseous plant growth regulator …   Glossary of Biotechnology

  • ethephon — ˈethəˌfän noun ( s) Etymology: alteration of chloroethyl phosphonic acid : a synthetic plant growth regulator C2H6ClO3P that induces flowering and abscission by promoting the release of ethylene and has been used to cause early ripening (as of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 16672-87-0 — Éthéphon Éthéphon Général No CAS …   Wikipédia en Français

  • C2H6ClO3P — Éthéphon Éthéphon Général No CAS …   Wikipédia en Français

  • 2-Chlorethylphosphonsäure — Strukturformel Allgemeines Name 2 Chlorethylphosphonsäure Andere Namen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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