Common name: Paraquat
Chemical name (IUPAC): 1,1′-dimethyl-4,4′-bipyridinium
CAS NO.: 4685-14-7
Empirical formula: C12H14N2

Uses: Paraquat 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.