Essential Chemicals

There are several essential chemicals that TNN supplies globally to the chemical industry.  These bulk chemicals are: used as raw materials in synthesis to produce intermediates or finished products; used as-is in formulating products; used as catalysts, oxidizing or reducing or phase-transfer agents; used as biocides; used in production of dyes, coatings, plastics; etc. A list of chemicals currently being supplied by TNN are shown below.

Chemical NameSpecificationApplications / Uses
2-Ethylanthraquinone0.99used in the industrial production of hydrogen peroxide
2-Naphthol0.991widely used intermediate in production of dyes and others
4-Hydroxy-TEMPO or TEMPOL0.99catalyst/chemical oxidant by virtue of being a stable radical
6-Methyluracil0.99a drug, acts to decrease formation of stored thyroid hormone
Acrylic Acid0.995widely used in paints, coatings, plastics manufacturing, etc.
Ammonium Thiosulfate56-60%several including leaching of gold and silver
ATG (Antimony Glycolate)Sb:57%catalyst in poly-condensation of polyester (bottle, film, fiber…)
Barium Carbonate0.992widely used in the ceramics industry as an ingredient in glazes
Barium Nitrate0.99commonly used in pyrotechnics for green flame
Barium Selenite0.99producing glass with high index of refraction
Benzalkonium Chloride50%/80%biocide, a cationic surfactant, and as a phase transfer agent
Benzylamine0.98common precursor in organic synthesis of pharmaceuticals
Cobalt Chloride 24% / 62% Solutionused as a color indicator for water in desiccants
Cobalt Sulphate0.21as pigments in ceramics, glass and in security inks
Cyanuric Acid0.99precursor/component of bleaches, disinfectants, herbicides
Dicyandiamide or 2-Cyanoguanidine0.995curing agent - epoxy resins, flameproofing timber/fiberglass
DMIS (Dimethyl Sodium 5-Sulfoisophthalate) Soap Value: 375-381used to produce water-soluble polymeric surfactants
ESBO (Epoxidized Soybean Oil) plasticizer and stabilizer in polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastics
Magnesium Oxide0.9refractory with low electrical and high thermal conductivity
Magnesium Sulphate Anhydrous/Heptahydrate98%/99.5%Epsom salt, beauty products, treat skin inflammation, etc.
Maleic Anhydride0.995manufacture of unsaturated polyester resins
Melamine0.998widely used in production of certain plastics, e.g. Formica
MgAc (Magnesium Acetate)0.99in mixture of calcium magnesium acetate for deicing
MSSS (Mesitylene Sodium Sulfonate)0.99surface bleaching agent
Methylene Chloride0.9999stripper for paints and varnishes
Potassium Chlorate0.997in small explosives in the fire crackers industry
Propylene Carbonate0.999in adhesives, paints, coatings, cosmetics
Propylene Glycol0.995as anti-freeze in food, drug and cosmetics industry
Sebacic Acid0.995intermediate for aromatics, antiseptics, and painting materials
Sodium 3-Nitrobenzoate0.99intermediate used in agrochemical, pharma and dyestuff industries
Sodium Bisulphite0.98food additive and a food preservative
Sodium Dichloroisocyanurate56%/60%widely used as a cleansing agent and disinfectant (tablets)
Sodium Gluconate0.98textile dyeing, printing and metal surface water treatment
Sodium Metasilicate Anhydrous/Pentahydrate fireproofing; deinking paper; insecticides, antimicrobial
Sodium Polyacrylate thickening agent absorbs and holds onto water; diapers
Sodium Sulfide0.6making rubber chemicals, dyes; flotation, leather processing
Strontium Carbonate96.5%/98%iridescent glass, luminous paints, refining sugar / drugs
Strontium Nitrate 0.99rich red flame in fire works and road safety flares
TEP (Triethyl Phosphate)0.995solvent, plasticizer, fire-resistant plastics, agricultural chem.
TMP (Trimethyl Phosphate)0.99solvent for making pesticides and pharmaceuticals
Titanium Dioxidepigment for paint, food coloring, sunscreens, cosmetics
Trichloroisocyanuric Acid (Tablets)ACl90disinfectant, bleaching agent and organic synthesis reagent
Zinc Chloride0.98dissolves starch, silk, and cellulose; dry cell electrolyte
Zinc Oxide99.7%/99.8%cosmetic / personal care products; anti-dandruff