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Indole-3-Butyric Acid (IBA) 99.3% – Rooting Hormone Kits

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IBA is an Auxin Class plant growth regulator (PGR), used to promote and accelerate root formation of plant clippings and to reduce transplant shock of nonfood ornamental nursery stock. IBA is also used on fruit and vegetable crops, field crops and ornamental turf to promote growth development of flowers and fruit and to increase crop yields. It is the most effective and widely used rooting hormone chemical in the world. IBA is naturally occurring, although for commercial applications it’s synthetically produced.



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Product Description

Indole-3-Butyric Acid (IBA) Research Data Links:
EPAGoogle Scholar – MSDS – PubChem – PubMed – ToxNet – WikipediaYoutube

We work extra hard to provide you with precise specifications and broad usage data. New PPM tables are generated for each batch of each chem. This is important because the weight per (scoop) volume and and exact purity differs between every batch. All chemicals have the scoop weight & purity printed on the labels. The printed scoop weight is based on the white scoop size (1/32 tsp.). As an exclusive service, buyers may request custom range PPM tables. Due to the lengths and ongoing growth of the chem guide's, printed instructions aren't generally included.

INCLUDED IN EVERY PGR ORDER: One mini white measure scooping spoon and one mini chemical mixing spatula.

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Unlock Full Throttle Growth Boosting!
All plants regulate their growth, development, and behavior by Plant Growth Regulator (PGR) Hormones, which in most cases move through the plant from one part to another. Fertilizer provides fuel for plants to grow, but doesn't force them to do so. Hormonal signaling dictates the the plant to do so, and the fertilizer is like the 'gasoline' fuel (energy) to carry out such signaling.Think of it as fertilizer is the fuel, where hormones are the gas pedal (or brake pedal) of various plant growth characteristics.

By treating plants with PGR's you can not only alter the ways they grow, you can boost their growth at the same time. The reason is because it requires plant energy to synthecize these signaling phytohormone chemicals. This requires energies that during treatment spares the plants from needing to 'waste', meaning more of the energies the plants have access to are spent on the actual growth that the PGR's are signalling the plants to do.


Guide Last Updated: 3-30-14                (under construction)

Auxin Functions:
>Stimulates cell elongation.
>Stimulates cell division in the cambium and, in combination with cytokinins in tissue culture.
>Stimulates differentiation of phloem and xylem.
>Stimulates root initiation on stem cuttings and lateral root development in tissue culture.
>Mediates the tropistic response of bending in response to gravity and light.
>Drives apical meristem domininance.
>The auxin supply from the apical bud suppresses growth of lateral buds.
>Delays leaf senescence.
>Can inhibit or promote (via ethylene stimulation) leaf and fruit abscission.
>Can induce fruit setting and growth in some plants. Auxin is required for fruit growth and development.
>Involved in assimilate movement toward auxin possibly by an effect on phloem transport.
>Delays fruit ripening.
>Auxin plays a minor role in the initiation of flowering and development of reproductive organs, but promotes flowering in Bromeliads.
>Stimulates growth of flower parts.
>Promotes (via ethylene production) femaleness in dioecious flowers.
>Stimulates the production of ethylene at high concentrations.
>Activates cytokinins.
>Stimulates wound response repairing.
NOTE: Responses will vary depending on the type of cytokinin, methods & amounts used, and the plant species involved.

Indole Butryic Acid Commercial Uses:
>Among uses, IBA is used to propagate seedless plants such as tomato and cucumber.
>Annuals: such as tomato, basal, squash, melon, cucumber, cotton (for oil)
>Perennial plants: such as strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, lavender, rosemary,
thyme, mint, oregano, salvia, sage
>Woody plants: such as grape, apple, rose (for rose hips)

How To Dissolve Indole-3-Butyric Acid:

Indole Butyric Acid (IBA)  vs. Various Solvents – Dissolve Testing Results Chart:

Another Mass Spectrum exclusive. In this initial release, basic solubility was the main objective. Full solution boils (i.e. 'Microwave Boil Trick'), or overnight soaks weren't generally attempted. Partial dissolve results data was included as more rigorous pursuits may yield you results. "Melt" results were exclusive to Triacontanol. In each case the melted substance reverted to solid form upon cooling, but its seems possible that applying a secondary solvent to the solution in its hot melted state may enable post-cool suspension in the solution thereby enabling plant bioavailability. "Reaction" means the substance bubbled inside the solvent or similar results (molecular breakdown). This was most common with VOC solvents with heat applied. When heating substances keep an eye for reactions in case we didn't notice them. Beyond all that, results may vary depending on substance batch or other variables. Stay tuned for future updates with more substances, solvents and more thorough methods...

How To Dissolve IBA Using Isopropanol:
Indole Butyric Acid readily dissolves with Isopropanol (Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol). Using 70% will work dissolve IBA just fine, but the with the lower the Isopropanol purity, the lower the upper limits in usefulness… When using Isopropanol, at roughly 500 PPM, when diluting into water some of the IBA will turn back into crystals. To counter this, soaking your subjects for longer durations should typically achieve the same results. Also, high PPM dissolved alcohol solution can be brushed directly onto plant materials.

How To Dissolve IBA Methanol:
High purity methanol will dissolve IBA just the same, but it reduces the upper limits above by allowing the creation of solutions more in the 1000PPM range.

How To Dissolve IBA Ammonia:
One scoop of IBA can be dissolved in less than half a spoon full of ammonia.

How To Dissolve IBA Using Lanolin Paste:
Melt the paste in hot water bath (inside its own container). IBA will dissolve directly into the substance. Choose your application rate, and use your set of scoops in the needed combination to hit the proper substance weight for the intended volume Lanolin Paste. Also check up on the Lanolin Paste page for visual guides.

Indole-3-Butyrc Acid (IBA) Rooting Hormone - How to dissolve in Lanolin Paste PPM Table - Only at Mass Spectrum Botanicals

How to Dilute & Mix Indole Butyric Acid (IBA):

Diluting Indole Butyric Acid In Water:
Slowly pour the dissolved IBA into your water solution ‘broth’, not the other way around. You should stir the water at the same time, or simply ‘rock’ the water vessel once to create a back and forth ‘wave’ that should last until you’re done pouring.

Turning Pure Indole Butyric Acid Into Rooting ‘Compound Powder’:
To make a 10,000 PPM ‘rooting compound’ dissolve 1 g of the substance in 40 ml of alcohol, and stir into 100g of talc to form a smooth paste and then continue to stir the paste until it dries into a fine dry powder.

Turning Pure Indole Butyric Acid Into ‘Rooting Gel’:
One commercial gel product (Clonex) contains .3% IBA, 1.2% 2.hydroxyethyl cellulose (as the viscosifier), and 98% water (to achieve a 3000PPM product). Gelatin should work theoretically, but being animal based spoilage and bacterial infestation are a major concern. It’s worth noting that KY Jelly has used hydroxyethyl cellulose as its main ingredient, as well as nonoxynol-9. Currently, it uses methyl cellulose with carboxymethyl cellulose as a secondary ingredient. Any of these products should work. Glycerine can be used, potentially, but as in KY NG antiseptic and preservative additives such as chlorhexidine gluconate, glucono delta-lactone, methylparaben and sodium hydroxide should be considered.

Indole Butyric Acid (IBA) Quad-Scoop PPM Table

Indole Butyric Acid (IBA) Dilution Table – Mass Spectrum Botanicals

NOTE: Scoop weight & purity typically differ from each core supplier & each batch they produce.
Specs don’t match those on your product label? Check our PPM Table Archive for the correct one.

Converting Indole-3-Butyric Acid (IBA) Between PPM / g/Mol / % / Mol/L / g/L / mg/L / mMol / µMol:

Indole Butyric Acid (IBA) Precision Conversion Table

Fulvic Acid
Naphthalene Acetic Acid (NAA)
Sodium Nitrophenolates (i.e. Atonik)
NOTES: Although IBA is an auxin, it’s best used for rooting whereas IAA is best used for upper plant growth purposes. Treating entire plants with Gibberellic Acid (GA3) can be dangerous, especially via foliar application, and especially during vegetative growth phases. There are safe dose ranges for virtually plants, but overdosing can also eventually cause extreme plant tissue stretching. This can be as extreme as the plant literally falling over under it’s own weight. Mixing gibberellins with both auxins (IAA) and cytokinins (6BA) gives the treatment a synergizing balance and can exceed these limitations (i.e. a hardy ‘stretched out’ plant that is dense and full).

How To Use Indole-3-Butyric Acid (IBA):

Using Indole Butyric Acid To Root Cuttings:
Apple 1: 3,000 PPM
Cannabis: 100-300 PPM
Citrus 1: 1,000 PPM
Grape 1: 500-1,000 PPM
Orchids 1: 40-80 PPM
Pomegranate 1: 50 PPM
Rice 1: 25 PPM (root soak) [increased root-set broadcast planting]

Commercial Rooting Mix Examples:
Product: Active Ingredients
Chloromone: 500 PPM/0.05% IBA 50 PPM/0.005% NAA
Clonex Rooting Hormone Gel: 3000 PPM/0.3% IBA
Dip ‘N Grow: 10,000 PPM/1% IBA 5,000 PPM/0.5% NAA boron
GRO-Root: 5,000 PPM/0.5 IBA 2,500 PPM/0.25% NAA
Hormodin #1: 1000 PPM/0.1% IBA
Hormodin #2: 3000 PPM/0.3% IBA
Hormodin #3: 8000 PPM/0.8% IBA
Jiffy-Grow: 500 PPM/0.05% IBA 50 PPM/0.005% NAA
Rhizopon AA #1: 1000 PPM/ 0.1% IBA
Rhizopon AA #2: 3000 PPM/0.3% IBA
Rhizopon AA #3: 8000 PPM/0.8% IBA
Rootmax: 3000 PPM/0.3% IBA
Stim-Root #1: 1000 PPM/0.1% IBA
Stim-Root #2: 4000 PPM/0.4% IBA
Woods Rooting Compound: 10,000 PPM/1% IBA 5,000 PPM/0.5% NAA

Basal Dry Dip Method:
Rates: 0.1% IBA up to 0.8% IBA. The basal end of the cuttings are dipped approximately one inch in to the dry powder. The cuttings are then stuck into media. After, cuttings are maintained under appropriate environmental control until roots are formed.
Soft / Annual Cuttings: 80-200 PPM
Herbaceous Cuttings: 150-500 PPM
Stubborn Perennials / Softwood Cuttings: 500-1,500 PPM
Hardwood Cuttings: 500-2,000 PPM
Stubborn Hardwoods: 5000-10,000 PPM

Foliar Total Immerse Method:
Rates: up to 1500 ppm IBA. The basal end of the cuttings are dipped approximately one inch in to the solution. The cuttings are then stuck into media. After, cuttings are maintained under appropriate environmental control until roots are formed.
Soft / Annual Cuttings: 80-250 PPM
Herbaceous Cuttings: 250-1,500 PPM
Woody Cuttings: 350-1,500 PPM

Foliar Spray Drip Down Method:
Rates: up to 1500 ppm IBA. The cuttings are stuck into media. The solution is spot sprayed onto the leaves until droplets form. After, cuttings are maintained under appropriate environmental control until roots are formed.
Soft/Annual Cuttings: 80-250 PPM
Herbaceous Cuttings: 250-1,500 PPM
Woody Cuttings: 350-1,500 PPM

Basal Quick Dip Method:
Rates: up to 2500 ppm IBA. The basal end of the cuttings are dipped approximately one inch in to the solution about five seconds. The cuttings are then stuck into media. After, cuttings are maintained under appropriate environmental control until roots are formed.
Soft/Annual Cuttings: 80-250 PPM
Herbaceous Cuttings: 250-1,500 PPM
Woody Cuttings: 350-1,500 PPM

Basal Long Soak Method:
Rates: up to 300 ppm IBA. This method is for difficult to root materials. The basal end of the cuttings are dipped approximately one inch in to the solution, about 12-24 hours. The cuttings are then stuck into media. After, cuttings are maintained under appropriate environmental control until roots are formed.
Annual, Herbaceous & Perennial Cuttings: 25-100 PPM
Softwood & Hardwood Cuttings: 50-300 PPM

MSB’s All Purpose Bulb & Plant-Root-Ball Dunk-Bucket ‘Full Spectrum Rooting Mix’:
On the grounds here, in 4 gallons of rain water inside a 5 gallon square bucket, a teaspoonful each of “Myco Madness” (mycorrhizal fungi), Humic Acid & Fulvic Acid along with the PGR’s Brassinolide, Indole Butryic Acid (IBA) & Naphthalene Acetic Acid (NAA). The IBA & NAA have to be dissolved in alcohol, while the others are dumped right into the bucket of water. This mix is kept out in the work area at all times. At nearly every step of handling root crop bulb type specimens, and live plants, roots get dunked into this solution. Rooting hormone gel and rooting hormone compound powder products, which cost vastly more than the prices offered here, cannot offer such wide ranging readily absorb-able uses (i.e. before transplanting, entire rootballs can be dunked and then planted).

How To Use Indole-3-Butyric Acid To Enhance Seed Germination:
Notice: Auxins can be used to enhance the germination of certain seed types, but shouldn’t be assumed to be a general purpose seed enhancer (such as is Gibberellic Acid, Potassium Nitrate & Thiourea). This substance has proven to actually hinder germination with certain species, as their seed design already uses Auxins as an inhibitor.
Allium cepa            BULB ONIONS            30-75PPM (6h pre-soak)
Allium sativum            GARLIC                30-75PPM (6h pre-soak)
Allium tuberosum        GARLIC CHIVES            20PPM
Arbutus unedo             STRAWBERRY TREE            50PPM
Citrullus lanatus        WATERMELON            25-100PPM (24h pre-soak)
Lagenaria siceraria        BOTTLE GOURD            25-100PPM (24h pre-soak)
Momordica charantia        BITTER GOURD            25-100PPM (24h pre-soak)
Rhododendron spp.        RHODODENDRON            100PPM
Vitis vinifera            WINE GRAPE            50-500PPM (24h pre-soak)
Vitis vulpina             RIVERBANK GRAPE            50-500PPM (24h pre-soak)

Indole Butyric Acid Specifications:

This listing is for ‘98% Spec’ IBA. The ‘spec purity’ means that the product will be 98% (in this case) or greater. The current in-stock batch is 99.4%, but bulk back-orders might be less.

1-10 Gram amounts are currently packed in poly (clear) ziplock bags.
25+ Gram amounts come in foil mylar ziplock bags.
.5-1 KG bulk amounts come in sealed foil mylar bags.

Storing Indole Butyric Acid (IBA):
Keep liquid solutions from bright light (Especially direct sun). As with all PGR’s, keep liquid solutions refrigerated. Compound dust preparations should remain active for six months or more if stored in a closed opaque container inside a refrigerator. Lanolin paste preparations should keep indefinitely if stored in a well-sealed opaque glass vessel within a refrigerator.

Organic Specifications:
To be allowed in ‘Organic Production’ for purposes of plant propagation from cuttings, for use on annual, perennial and woody plants. Application shall be made in enclosed structures. Rates shall be limited to aqueous solution up to 2500 ppm IBA and dry powder up to 0.8% IBA. 1

CAS Number: 133-32-4
MDL: MFCD00005664
RTECS: NL5250000
ChemSpider: 8298
DrugBank: DB02740
KEGG: C11284
ChEBI: CHEBI:33070
Formula: C12H13NO2
Formula Weight: 203.23712  g/mol
Boiling point : Decomposes.
Melting Point: 124°C (255.2°F) – 126 C
Storage Temperature: 2 – 8 °C
Toxicological Data on Ingredients: ORAL (LD50): Acute: 100 mg/kg [Mouse].
Appearance (Color): Yellowish crystals.
Appearance (Form): Powder
Solubility (Color): Light Yellow to Light Beige to Light Brown
Solubility (Turbidity) 50 mg/mL, EtOH: Clear to Very Slightly Hazy
Density: 1.252g/cm3
Carbon 69.5 – 72.3 %
Nitrogen 6.75 – 7.02 %

Indole-3-butyric acid
Hormodin Seradix;
3-Indolebutyric Acid
indolebutyric acid
1H-Indole-3-butanoic acid (9CI)
α-Amino–(3-indole)-butyric Acid
4-(3-Indolyl)butyric acid
“1H-indole-3-butanoic acid”
“3-indolebutyric acid”
“indolebutyric acid”
beta-indolebutyric acid
gamma-(indole-3)-butyric acid
3-indolyl-gamma-butyric acid
gamma-(3-indolyl)butyric acid
gamma-(indol-3-yl)butyric acid
indolyl-3-butyric acid
4-(indol-3-yl)butyric acid
4-(3-indolyl)butyric acid
Hormex Rooting Powder
Rootone F
Rhizopon AA
Jiffy Grow
plant growth regulator (auxin)

Additional Information


1 Gram Ziplock, 5 Gram Ziplock, 10 Gram Ziplock, 20mL Lab Vial (6+ Grams), 25 Gram Ziplock, 50 Gram Ziplock, 100 Gram Ziplock, 1 Cup Stack-able Tub (70+ Grams), 500 Gram Ziplock, 1KG Foil / Mylar Bag, 25 Grams Dry Sodium Hydroxide (Lye), 20 mL Lanolin Paste (untreated), Polysorbate-20 4 oz. Bottle, Basic PGR Toolkit, Deluxe PGR Toolkit

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