Common name: 1—Methylcyclopropene/α-CD
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Packing: 20g/ package
Storage: Store in cool and dry place and keep away from strong direct light and heat
Shelf Life: Six months when properly stored
What is 1-Methylcyclopropene (1-MCP)/ α-CD?
1-Methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) is a cyclopropene derivative used as a synthetic plant growth regulator. It is structurally related to the natural plant hormone ethylene and it is used commercially to slow down the ripening of fruit and to help maintain the freshness of cut flowers. 1-MCP is currently being commercialized in the form of inclusion complex with α- cyclodextrin (α-CD).
Usage of 1-Methylcyclopropene (1-MCP)/α-CD
1-Methylcyclopropene (1-MCP), a colorless gas at standard temperature and pressure, is an ethylene inhibitor which has been reported of its satisfactory efficiency in blocking ethylene receptors and thus preventing ethylene effects in a broad range of fruit, vegetables and floriculture crops. 1-MCP is currently being commercialized in the form of inclusion complex with α- cyclodextrin (α-CD).
There are two principal commercial uses of 1-MCP: maintaining the freshness of ornamental plants and flowers, and preventing the ripening of fruits. In each case, 1-MCP is combined with other materials for handling and then mixed with a specific amount of water or other solution to release it into the air. It is used in enclosed indoor sites, such as coolers, truck trailers, greenhouses, storage facilities, and shipping containers.