Indole-3-Butyric Acid (IBA)

Introduction

Indole-3-Butyric Acid (IBA) is used in the same manner as IAA and is accepted around the world as a propagating and rooting hormone for ornamental and fruit graftings and cuttings.

Indone-3-Butyric Acid appears to be the most practical of the indole Alkonic Acid Series and is especially effective for initiating roots of both stems and leaves.

IBA is a white or tan powder or crystalline solid which exhibits the reactions characteristic of an organic acid. It is insoluble in water bot soluble in alkali metal hydroxides and carbonates and in common organic solvents. In the agricultueral chemical field Indole-3-Butyric Acid is used to promote the rooting of plant cuttings and the ripening of fruit.ater absorption of the cells. IAA causes a fairly rapid increase in the cell wall extensibility in coleoptiles and young stems.

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INDOLE-3-BUTYRIC ACID (IBA)

Indole-3-Butanoic Acid

133-32-4

203.24

White to tan powder or crystalline solid, essentially free from foreign material.

97% min. as determined by titration with standard alkali in 50% isopropanol.

119°C minimum

Stable indefinitely if stored properly.

Not regulated

100 g, 500 g, and 1 kg

Applications Data

Rooting Powder - for easy propagation plants such as common shrubs and greenhouse plants. Typical plants rooted with this strength:

  • african violet
  • azalea
  • pink pearl
  • azalea snow
  • begonia
  • bougainvillea
  • carnation
  • chrysanthemum
  • coleus
  • euonymus
  • fuchsia
  • geranium
  • hydrangea
  • jasmine
  • mock orange
  • philodendron
  • poinsettia
  • raspberry
  • rose
  • sage
  • verbena
  • willow

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