Technical Colour and appearence
Dark Blue Liquid
i) Paraquat dichloride content: 42% (w/w) minimum.
ii) Moisture content (by Karl-Fischer method) : 1.00% (w/w) maximum
Paraquat dichloride is a non-selective contact herbicide, which is absorbed by foliage, with some translocation in the xylem. It is used in broad-spectrum control of broad-leaved weeds and grasses, in a wide range of agricultural applications, for general weed control on non-crop land and also for pasture restoration.
a) Mammalian toxicity: WHO II, Moderately Hazardous. b) Environmental toxicity: Paraquat dichloride is moderately toxic to aquatic invertebrates, slightly toxic to fish, moderately toxic to avian species and relatively non-toxic to bees.
Formulation, compatibility and shelf life
Incompatible with alkaline materials, anionic surfactants, and clay containing inert materials.
Two years under normal storage conditions.