Intermediates

Italmatch Chemicals manufactures a wide range of reactive chemical intermediates. Our chemical intermediates are mainly coming from the wide experience and deep knowledge in the phosphorus based chemistry, being phosphorus based reactive chemicals or intermediated produced using our phosphorus technology. Main families are below reported.

Phosphorus Chlorides

PCl3 – Phosphorus Trichloride – is an important industrial chemical, used to manufacture organophosphorus compounds for a wide variety of applications, including herbicides, insecticides, plasticizers, oil additives, and flame retardants. Also used directly as a reagent in organic synthesis to convert carboxylic acids into acyl chlorides.

POCl3 – Phosphorus Oxychloride is an important industrial chemical, used to manufacture organophosphorus compounds for a wide variety of applications, including herbicides, insecticides, plasticizers, oil additives, and flame retardants. Also used directly as a reagent in organic synthesis. It is also used in chlorination reactions in the pharma industry.

PCl5 – Phosphorus Pentachloride, used as a chlorinating reagent in the manufacturing of antibiotics and also for the production of lithium ion battery electrolytes.

Phosphorus Pentasulphide

By far its main use is in the production of lubricant additives: phosphorus pentasulphide is the key raw material in the production of the very important class of lubricant additives, zinc-dithio-phosphates (ZDDP).

Mining flotation agents: sodium, potassium, calcium or ammonium salts of dialkyldithiophosphoric acids are widely used as flotation promoters and collectors in mineral recovery processes.

Insecticides and Fungicides: A complete family of products synthesized from phosphorus pentasulphide is used as agricultural pest control agents. This family includes relatively non-toxic products, such as Malathion, and others, for example Parathion, of non-persistent, albeit high toxicity.

Acid Chlorides

Arese manufacturing unit is one of the world’s largest producers of acid chlorides using the Phosphorus trichloride technology. A wide product range of distilled acid chlorides of both natural and synthetic origin is regularly available for use in industrial applications, personal care and pharma.