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Product ID: A123


Description: Ancymidol is an anti-gibberellin and can inhibit ornamental plant growth and inhibit vitrification.


Solubility DMSO
Physical Form Solid
Storage Temp. 2 to 6 C
Other Notes Plant Tissue Culture Tested
UPC / SKU A123
CAS NUMBER 12771-68-5
Formula Weight 256.3
Formula C15H16N2O2
Synonyms α-Cyclopropyl-α-[4-methoxyphenyl]-5-pyrimidinemethanol
Storage Temp. 2 to 6 °C
Tariff Code 2933.59.7000
Risk Info (R) 20/21/22
Safety Info (S) 24/25-36/37/39
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A123 Ancymidol

Synonyms: α-Cyclopropyl-α-[4-methoxyphenyl]-5- pyrimidinemethanol
CAS: 12771-68-5
Formula: C15H16N2O2
Mol. Weight: 256.3
Form: Powder
Appearance: White to Yellow Powder
Application: Plant Growth Regulator
Solubility: DMSO
Typical Working Concentration: Varies with application, should be determined by end user.
Storage Temp: 2 to 6 °C
Other Notes: Plant Tissue Culture Tested

Application Notes
Ancymidol is a plant growth retardant. It inhibits the oxidation of ent-kaurene, an enzyme that interferes with the biosynthesis of gibberellins. 2 It has been reported that plant treated with ancymidol has a dwarf-like appearance due to the reductions of internodes elongation. 3

Please Note: While PhytoTechnology Laboratories™ tests each lot of this product with two or more plant cell/ tissue culture lines, it is the sole responsibility of the purchaser to determine the appropriateness of this product for the specific plants that are being cultured and applications that are being used.

1. Merck 13, 637
2. Hofmannová, Jana, Kateřina Schwarzerová, Lenka Havelková, Petra Boříková, Jan Petrášek, and Zdeněk Opatrný. 2008. A novel, cellulose synthesis inhibitory action of ancymidol impairs plant cell expansion. Journal of Experimental Botany. 59(14): 3963-3974.
3. Shive, John B. and Huge D. Sisler. 1976. Effects of ancymidol (a growth retardant) and triarimol (a fungicide) on the growth, sterols, and gibberellins of Phaseolus vulgaris (L.). Plant Physiol. 57:640-644.