1-Methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) Ethylene Inhibitor Agent

Where to buy bulk high-quality 1-MCP from professional 1-MCP suppliers and manufacturers. Dora Agri supply 1-Methylcyclopropene products series for apple & avocado and other fresh flowers and fruits. For more information about 1-Methylcyclopropene, please feel free to contact [email protected]

1-Methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) is a cyclopropene derivative used in the synthesis of plant growth regulators. It is structurally related to the natural plant hormone ethylene. It is used as an ethylene inhibitor commercially to slow the ripening of fruits and help keep cut flowers fresh.

  • Chemical Name: 1-MCP / 1-Methylcylcopropylene
  • Appearance: White Powder
  • Cas No.: 3100-04-7
  • Commercial Use: Fresh keeping agent, Ethylene inhibitor
  • Assay: ≥3.5%

Features of 1-MCP

1. The active ingredient is 1-methylcyclopropene, which is the most effective ethylene inhibitor in recent years.

2. 1-MCP significantly reduces the respiration of fruits, vegetables, and flowers, delays aging and discoloration, and maintains hardness, crispness, color, odor, and nutritional content.

3. Effectively enhances disease resistance, reduces decay, and alleviates physiological disease.

4. No toxicity, no residues, environmentally friendly.

5. 1-Mcp in powder form, it is easy to transport, store, and use.

Mechanism of Action

Ethylene is a natural gas that plays a small role throughout the life of plants, stimulating or regulating processes such as fruit ripening, flower opening, and leaf shedding.

The mechanism of action of 1-MCP includes its binding to ethylene receptors in plants, thereby blocking the action of ethylene.

Commerical Use

1-MCP has a wide range of applications in the preservation of fruits, vegetables, and flowers.


It is used extensively by growers, packers, and transporters in the agricultural industry to maintain the quality of fruits and vegetables by preventing or delaying the natural ripening process. The use of 1-MCP in agricultural products such as apples, kiwifruit, tomatoes, cherries, mangoes, pineapples, avocados, and melons has been approved and accepted in 34 countries, including the European Union and the United States.

1-Methylcyclopropene inhibits the production of ethylene, delays the decomposition of chlorophyll, alleviates the decline in fruit hardness during storage and shelf life, maintains fruit color and flavor, reduces starch conversion, delays the reduction of soluble solids, and inhibits post-harvest physiological diseases.

Application & Dosage

*Application: Fumigation, Put 1 g 1-Methylcyclopropene in 20-30 ml water(when the temperature is lower than 0℃, we could use 40-60 ml of 0.1 mol/L NaOH solution instead of water), the 1-MCP will automatically release into the air.

Fruits and vegetables are around with 1-MCP mixed air. In order to have a long-term and successful fresh-keeping effect, please keep the room air-sealed and treat the fruits, vegetables for more than 8 hours.

*Dosage: such as apple, 1g 1-Methylcyclopropene powder can be used in the room of 15-18 CBM, can be applied on 3,500-4,500kg fruits. (1 g 1-MCP / 20-30 ml water (40-60 ml NaOH solution) / 15-18 CBM / 3,500-4,500 kg fruits).

Top Suppliers of 1-MCP

Top Suppliers of 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) include Rohm And Haas, AgroFresh, Shaanxi Liquan, FloraLife, Chesenbio, and Dora Agri.

1. Rohm and Haas 

Rohm and Haas is a specialty chemical manufacturing company headquartered in the United States. Acquired in 2008 and now wholly owned by Dow, Rohm, and Haas has global operations in the Americas, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, and Africa.

2. AgroFresh

AgroFresh is a manufacturer of 1-MCP and provides other solutions to help prevent product damage and improve food safety. The company is headquartered in the United States but has more than 25,000 facilities worldwide in North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa, and the Middle East.

3. FloraLife

Floralife a manufacturer of 1-MCP and supports distributors, wholesalers, and retailers in the field. The company is headquartered in the United States and has operations in Europe, Africa, and Latin America.

4. Shanxi Liquan

Shaanxi Liquan is the manufacturer of 1-MCP in China, according to HTF Research and other market studies.

5. Chesenbio

It is an international chemical company with two factories and a research center in Hefei, China.

For more than a decade, we have been at the forefront of the production of pesticides and food ingredients. Chesenbio Biochemistry is committed to the entire value chain, from research, development, and production to the global marketing and distribution of chemicals.

6. Dora Agri

Dora agri is the supplier of 1-MCP in china. Focus on the apple and flowers preservation field. The target market is in eastern Europe and netherlands.


Answer: Food grade wax is harmless to the human body, and Apple can produce this wax by itself. We can also add additional food grade wax, depending on the ripeness of the apples after harvest. Waxes can be obtained through natural or artificial synthesis, but they are all organic compounds.

Answer: 1-Methylcyclopropene is suitable for environmental protection and fresh treatment:

Fruit: Bananas, apples, pears, apricots, peaches, persimmons, honeydew melons, plums, nectarines, kiwis, cherries, cucurbits, Indian dates, avocados, grapes, mangoes, papaya, passion fruit, strawberries, pineapples, peanuts Pomegranate and so on. Vegetables: tomatoes, lettuce, celery, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, day lily, onions, toon, soybeans, broad beans, peas, broccoli, asparagus, coriander, cucumbers, spring onions, artichokes, cowpeas, sweet corn, etc.

Flowers: 1) Cut flowers: gypsophila, violet , snapdragon, lily, carnation, delphinium, tulip, dianthus, Blue Sky Hydrangea, Rose, Phalaenopsis, rose, orchid, hibiscus, baorong wood, bellflower, pansy, bell flower, alstroemeria, etc.

2) Potted flowers:  modern rose, fairy finger, dragon boat flower, petunia, winter flower begonia, bellflower, hibiscus,miniature rose, geranium, phalaenopsis, etc.

Answer: 1-MCP has low toxicity, LD50>5000mg/kg, according to toxicity classification, it is actually non-toxic substance. Basically no harm to the human body.

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