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Paradichlorobenzene

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Manufacturer
PCC Rokita SA / Chlorine Business Unit
Chemical name
1,4-Dichlorobenzene
CAS No.
106-46-7
ADR ADR High pure High pure
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Paradichlorobenzene is a white solid with a characteristic penetrating odour. Paradichlorobenzene is also known as 1,4-dichlorobenzene, paradichlorobenzol, p-DCB and PDB. It is produced by the chlorination reaction of benzene in the presence of iron (III) chloride as a synthesis catalyst.

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Properties and applications
  • production of insecticide fumigants against moths and cloth moths (moth balls)
  • an alternative to more traditional naphthalene due to higher flammability of naphthalene
  • production of air fresheners
  • API production (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients)
  • production of agrochemicals
Categories

Markets and applications
Agrochemicals / Crop protection & fertilizers
Raw materials and intermediates

Function
Disinfectants and biocides
Raw materials & intermediates

Composition
Chlorine derivatives

Segment
Chloralkali, raw materials and intermediates

Alternative names
1,4-Dichlorobenzene, p-dichlorobenzene, benzene, 1, 4-dichloro-
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