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2,4-D isooctyl ester
About 2,4-D isooctyl ester

2,4-D is a very old herbicide. It was discovered and synthesized by Amchem (now Syngenta) in 1942. Since 1946, it was developed and produced by many companies and started to be used. Currently, 2,4-D acid, 2,4-D butyl ester, 2,4-D isooctyl ester, 2,4-D dimethylamine salt and other products are active in the market. 2,4-D and its salts and esters are highly effective, systemic, highly selective herbicides and plant growth regulators; at low concentrations, they promote growth; at high concentrations, they exhibit growth inhibition and herbicide characteristics.

China Production and Supply

2,4-D isooctyl ester is synthesized by esterification of 2,4-D acid and isooctanol. Phenol, chloroacetic acid, and isooctanol, which are the synthetic raw materials of 2,4-D acid, are all basic chemical products. This fluctuations of basic chemical raw materials in this year have great impacts on the cost of technical raw materials. The price of isooctanol rose, thus causing the price of 2,4-D isooctyl ester eaching a historical high.

The main manufacturers of 2,4-D isooctyl ester include Shandong Keyuan, Rainbow, Jiangxi Tianyu (CAC Subsidiary), Huifeng, etc., with a cumulative design capacity of more than 40,000 tons, and an actual output of less than 15,000 tons.

In 2019, the export volume of 2,4-D isooctyl ester was 5,566 tons, and the export value was US$16,711,420. The main export countries include Russia, Belarus, and South Africa.

China Registration

China Registration As of July 2021, according to China Pesticide Registration Watch, there are 36 valid registrations of 2,4-D isooctyl ester in ICAMA, which are all single agent. The main formulation types of 2,4-D isooctyl ester are EC, TC, EW, and SE.

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