Phenylphosphonic Acid Market: Overview
Phenylphosphonic acid is an organic phosphorous compound in which phenyl group and phosphorous are directly bonded. This acid is stronger than other carboxylic acids. It is produced in the form of white crystalline powder. Phenylphosphonic acid has superior thermal stability and has two functional groups, namely phenyl and acid groups, which impart excellent surface modifier properties to the acid. Phenylphosphonic acid is highly soluble in solvents such as water, methanol, ethanol, dimethylformamide (DMF), and acetone; however, it is insoluble in toluene, hexane, and carbon tetrachloride. It is toxic in nature and causes skin irritation. The use of phenylphosphonic acid is gaining importance in the field of agriculture and medicine.
Phenylphosphonic Acid Market: Key Segments
Based on application, the global phenylphosphonic acid market can be segmented into surface modifiers, plastic resin modifiers, flame retardants, dispersants, catalysts, and others, which include pesticide additive used in agricultural applications. It helps in increasing resistance to fungal diseases in pesticides. Phenylphosphonic acid is commonly used as a chain transfer agent in chemical reactions. Phenylphosphonic acid, when used in agricultural applications, affects plant growth and nitrogen uptake depending on its type, soil, and mode of application of pesticide. The surface modifiers segment leads the phenylphosphonic acid market. The segment is estimated to expand at a rapid pace during the forecast period. The demand for phenylphosphonic acid is projected to increase at a steady pace during the forecast period.
Phenylphosphonic Acid Market: Regional Outlook
In terms of region, the global phenylphosphonic acid market can be divided North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. Asia Pacific accounts for a major share of the global phenylphosphonic acid market. The phenylphosphonic acid market in the region is anticipated to expand at a rapid pace during the forecast period owing to the growing demand for process licensing from downstream industries. North America and Europe are significant consumers of phenylphosphonic acid. Latin America and Middle East & Africa are projected to create lucrative growth opportunities for the phenylphosphonic acid market. The phenylphosphonic acid market in Middle East & Africa and Latin America is anticipated to expand at a rapid pace during the forecast period.
Phenylphosphonic Acid Market: Key Players
Key players operating in the global phenylphosphonic acid market include Nissan Chemical (Japan), Guangzhou Xijia Chemical Co., Ltd. (China), Shanghai ZZ New Material (China), Shaanxi Dideu Medichem (China), and Zibo Yiren Chemical (China).