Piccolyte® AO Plus

Piccolyte® AO Plus polyterpene oligomers are low molecular weight oligomers of bicyclic terpenes derived from high-purity alpha-pinene isolated from turpentine. It is used in the agricultural industry as a retention aid and sticker for herbicides and pesticides that are applied to crops and plants. Piccolyte® AO Plus polyterpene oligomers prevent the active chemical from washing off the foliage. It also demonstrates superior film forming properties and persistence. When using Piccolyte® AO Plus polyterpene oligomers, the film formed on the foliage is resistant to air, light, and moisture penetration, resulting in increased and controlled efficacy of the applied agricultural chemical.

Product Code: 4452

Product Name

Piccolyte® AO Plus


  • Retention aid for agricultural chemicals
  • Film former and fixative agent
  • Compatible extender for organic phase of agricultural chemicals


  • Non-phytotoxic at appropriate and specified concentrations
  • Light color and low odor
  • Easily emulsifiable
  • Viscous liquid at ambient temperatures
  • Broad compatibility with a wide variety of agricultural chemicals

General Sales Specifications

Viscosity, Gardner-Holdt at 25°C T-Z1
Color, Gardner, 50% solids in toluene, max 10

Typical Properties

Density at 25°C, lb/gal (kg/l) 8.0 (0.96)
Ash, % < 0.1
Flashpoint, Pensky-Martens, °F (°C) > 275 (> 135)
Molecular Weight 340


Package Form Net Weight
Drum, steel, lined Liquid 400 lbs, 181.4 kgs
Bulk, tank truck Liquid Varies


CAS No. 31393-98-3 US DOT: See MSDS
These oligomers are classified by the EPA as an inert ingredient when it is applied to growing crops and to agricultural commodities after harvest, under 40 CFR 153.125. An exemption from the requirement for a tolerance has been established (Federal Register: May 18, 2005) (Volume 70, Number 95) (Rules and Regulations) (Page 28447-28452).

Piccolyte®AO Plus polyterpene oligomers also comply with the following regulations:
US FDA: 21 CFR 175.105
21 CFR 175.125(b)
21 CFR 175.300
21 CFR 175.380
21 CFR 175.390
21 CFR 176.170
21 CFR 176.180
21 CFR 177.1210
21 CFR 177.2600

Other regulatory information available on request

Product Safety

Read and understand the Safety Data Sheet before using this product.

Piccolyte® is a registered trademark of Pinova, Inc.
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Pinova® is a trademark of Pinova, Inc., Brunswick, Georgia, U.S.A.
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Rev. 6 – 10/17