maleic hydrazide


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maleic hydrazide

[mə′lā·ik ′hī·drə‚zīd]
(organic chemistry)
C4N2H4O2 Solid material, decomposing at 260°C; slightly soluble in alcohol and water; used as a weed killer and growth inhibitor.
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23] who reported maximum fruit yield in watermelon with an application of maleic hydrazide at 100 ppm.
These range from determining alkaloid content via the spectrometric method; measuring maleic hydrazide residues; assessing vapour phase nicotine and 3-ethenylpyridine in air through the gas-chromatographic method, and others.
Historically the industry has relied on maleic hydrazide which allows the English crop to be stored from autumn until the following summer.