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2-Naphthylacetic acid is a synthetic plant hormone in the auxin family and is an ingredient in many commercial plant rooting horticultural products, it is a rooting agent and used for the vegetative propagation of plants from stem and leaf cutting. It is also used for plant tissue culture.
Henryk T. Flakus.; Michał Chełmecki. Polarization IR spectra of the hydrogen bond in 1-naphthylacetic and 2-naphthylacetic acid crystals: H/D isotopic effects. Temperature and polarization effects. Journal of Molecular Structure. 2004, 704, (1-2), 81-89.
Lalit Kumar Wadhwa.; Pritam Dev Sharma. Glycolamide esters of 6-methoxy-2-naphthylacetic acid as potential prodrugs - physicochemical properties, chemical stability and enzymatic hydrolysis. International Journal of Pharmaceutics. 1995, 118, (1), 31-39.
Hazard Statements: H315-H319
Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P264b-P280-P302+P352-P305+P351+P338-P332+P313-P337+P313-P362
Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention. If eye irritation persists: Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse.