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Agrochemical and pharmaceutical synthesis intermediates

Product overview

Mercaptans can be used for some intermediate synthesis in agrochemical and pharmaceutical markets. Sodium methyl mercaptide (SMM), ethyl mercaptan (EM) and tertio-butyl mercaptan (TBM) are used worldwide to produce intermediates entering for instance in terbufos or phorate agrochemicals.


Arkema also produces AminesOxygenated Solvents and Hydrazine Hydrate that can be useful in synthesizing intermediates. 

Geographic availability
  • Africa
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Middle East
  • Northern America
  • Oceania

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EthylMercaptan (EM)
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