DIPN Testing

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2,6-Diisopropylnapthalene Testing

DIPN TestingDIPN or 2,6-diisopropylnapthalene is the agent that makes carbonless paper, carbonless. It’s also used in the manufacture of pesticide products intended to prevent sprouting of stored potatoes and is similar in structure and function to naturally occurring growth regulators found in plants. It is thought to be related to an increased risk of adult-onset asthma and perhaps, certain, cancers.

This active ingredient is structurally similar to other plant growth regulators commonly found in plant tissues, and seems also to help inhibit the sprouting of potatoes during storage. 2,6-DIPN is intended for use in the manufacturing of pesticide products intended to prevent sprouting of stored potatoes. When used according to label directions, this active ingredient is not expected to harm people or the environment.

2,6-DIPN is similar in its structure and function to naturally occurring growth regulators found in plants. When applied on harvested potatoes in storage facilities, 2,6-DIPN will act by preventing the sprouting of potatoes until the commodity is ready for shipping to the fresh market or processing plants. Thus, preserving the fresh quality of potatoes.

ALS Environmental uses EPA Method 8270 to analyze for this substance.

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