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

Manufacturer: PCC Rokita SA

PCC Rokita SA is one of the largest chemical companies in Poland as well as Central and Eastern Europe. Its activity includes the production of chloroalkali, polyether polyols, polyalkylene glycols and phosphorus derivatives.

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