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Dichlorobenzidine (DCB) price index

This post is a summary of the Dichlorobenzidine (DCB) price developments. The price developments of Dichlorobenzidine (DCB) are expressed in US$ prices converted FX rates applicable at the time when the price was valid. Dichlorobenzidine (DCB) price index developments are calculated from multiple separate sources of data to ensure statistical accuracy.

The outlook for Dichlorobenzidine (DCB) prices, on the second tab, is generated from different inputs including:

  • Very recent price developments of immediate cost drivers of Dichlorobenzidine (DCB) prices
  • Recent price developments of underlying feedstocks which drive the price of Dichlorobenzidine (DCB)
  • Market futures for both cost drives and feedstocks of Dichlorobenzidine (DCB) prices
  • Adjustment of current supply/demand imbalances in the Dichlorobenzidine (DCB) market
  • Longer term trends in likely demand conditions

Further information on the Dichlorobenzidine (DCB) price index

 

What is Dichlorobenzidine (DCB)

Dichlorobenzidine (DCB) is an organic compound that is used as a raw material in the production of dyes, pigments, and other chemicals. It is a yellow or orange-colored solid that is soluble in water and a variety of organic solvents. DCB is produced by the reaction of aniline with chloroacetic acid and is used in the manufacture of dyes, pigments, and other chemicals for a wide range of applications, including textiles, plastics, paper, and printing inks.

DCB is classified as a hazardous chemical and is known to be toxic to humans and animals. It has been linked to a variety of health effects, including cancer, and it is regulated by a number of national and international agencies. In the United States, DCB is listed as a hazardous air pollutant by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and is regulated under the Clean Air Act. The European Union has also classified DCB as a substance of very high concern due to its potential to cause cancer and other adverse health effects.

 

How is Dichlorobenzidine (DCB) produced

Dichlorobenzidine (DCB) is produced by the reaction of aniline with chloroacetic acid. This reaction typically takes place in the presence of a catalyst, such as hydrochloric acid, and is carried out at high temperatures. The reaction produces DCB as well as other byproducts, which are separated and purified through a series of distillation and crystallization steps.

 

What is Dichlorobenzidine (DCB) used for

Dichlorobenzidine (DCB) is used as a raw material in the production of dyes, pigments, and other chemicals. It is used in the manufacture of dyes, pigments, and other chemicals for a wide range of applications, including textiles, plastics, paper, and printing inks.

DCB is also used in the production of certain types of inks, including offset inks, which are used in the printing industry. It is also used in the production of pesticides and herbicides, as well as in the synthesis of other chemicals.

 

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