CAS RN: 91-20-3

Major Uses

For naphthalene (USEPA/OPP Pesticide Code: 055801) active products with label matches. /SRP: Registered for use in the U.S. but approved pesticide uses may change periodically and so federal, state and local authorities must be consulted for currently approved uses./
Insecticide and repellant
It is used indoors as a moth repellant, and placed in closed drawers, closets, and other storage areas. It is also used in attics as a squirrel and bat repellant. Outdoors, it is used around garden and building peripheries to repel animals such as snakes and rabbits.
Manufacture of phthalic and anthranilic acids which are used in making indigo, indanthrene, and triphenylmethane dyes. Manufacture of hydroxyl (naphthols), amino (naphthylamines), sulfonic acid and similar compds used in the dye industries. Manufacture of synthetic resins, celluloid, lampblack, smokeless powder. Manufacture of hydronaphtha-lenes (Tetralin, Decalin) which are used as solvents, in lubricants, and in motor fuels. Moth repellent and insecticide.
... Synthetic tanning, preservative, textile chemicals, emulsion breakers, scintillation counters, antiseptic.
... The main derivative of naphthalene is ... phthalic anhydride (from catalytic gasphase oxidation of naphthalene), an intermediate for PVC plasticizers.
It is ... used for the synthesis of tetrahydroanthraquinone from naphthoquinone and butadiene and for alkylnaphthalene solvents for carbonless copy paper.
Is used in the preparation of anthraquinone.
Naphthene and benzene are the most important aromatic carbocycles used in the dyes industry.
Is used in the formation of perylene via the intermolecular Scholl reaction.
... utilization of bioengineered Pseudomonis plasmid or Pseudomonas stutzeri in culture medium to oxidize naphthalene or alky-substituted naphthalene /yielding salicylic acid/
Ingredient of some moth repellants and toilet bowl deodorants.
Sulfonation of naphthalene with sulfuric acid produces mono-, di-, tri-, and tetranaphthalenesulfuric acids.
Wood preservative. /Former use/
Used in the production of plastics and vulcanizates.
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