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2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid is used as a supplement in plant cell culture media. It is a synthetic auxin, which finds application as a plant growth regulator. Further, it is used to increase latex output of old rubber trees.
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Njoku, V. O.; Islam, M. A.; Asif, M.; Hameed, B. H. Adsorption of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid by mesoporous activated carbon prepared from H3PO4-activated langsat empty fruit bunch. J. Environ. Manage. 2015, 154, 138-144.
Gefahrenhinweise (EU): H302-H312-H318-H317-H335
Harmful if swallowed. Harmful in contact with skin. Causes serious eye damage. May cause an allergic skin reaction. May cause respiratory irritation.
Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. Avoid release to the environment. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF SWALLOWED: IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.