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About Thifluzamide

Thifluzamide was first developed by Monsanto and then purchased by Rohm and Haas, which was incorporated into Dow AgroSciences in 2001, and then acquired by Nissan Chemical in 2010. In 2012, Insecticide India licensed to launch the product in India from Nissan.

Thifluzamide is a succinate dehydrogenase inhibitor with a unique mode of action and strong systemic property. It can prevent and cure a variety of plant diseases, especially those caused by Rhizoctonia basidiomycetes. It has no cross-resistance with existing fungicides.

The main markets of thifluzamide are in Japan, South Korea, and Latin American countries, with main target of rice sheath blight. In 2016, its global sales were less than USD 30 million. However, in the rice sheath blight control market, thifluzamide is squeezed by triazole fungicides and strobilurin fungicides, and its market share will become smaller. In the future, the main application market of thifluzamide will be the seed treatment market.

China Registration

As of May 2021, according to China Pesticide Registration Watch, there are 228 valid registrations of thifluzamide in ICAMA, with 20 TC registrations. The most popular formulator partners of thifluzamide includes hexaconazole, tebuconazole, azoxystrobin, epoxiconazole, prochloraz. More and more companies choose Thifluzamide to mix with other products as seed treatment agents. The main registered crops are peanuts, corn and wheat.

Production and Supply

The main intermediates of thifluzamide are 5-Thiazole carboxylic acid and 2,6-Dibromo-4-(trifluoromethoxy)aniline. The production capacity of domestic factories is mainly concentrated in Hebei Sanlen Agrochemical, Yingde Greatchem Chemicals, Zhejiang Bosst CropScience. The current price of thifluzamide technical is round RMB 300,000/ton, showing a slight upward trend.

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