DASDA (Diamino Stilbene Disulfonic Acid) Price Trend

The global DASDA market is fueled by rising demand for optical brighteners in emerging regions, as well as growing demand for DASDA in paper, fabrics, and detergents and soaps. High fluorescence, light fastness, heat resistance, and chemical stability are all characteristics of optical brighteners. As a result, by the fourth quarter of 2021, they were widely used in the paper and textile industries. Caustic soda is one of the key raw materials used in the manufacturing of this chemical. In November, liquid raw material caustic soda (50 percent) prices in the United States reached 550 USD/MT FOB Texas, before progressively declining in December to 510 USD/MT.

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Procurement Resource provides prices of DASDA for several regions around the globe, which are as follows:

  • North America
  • South America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East
  • Africa


DASDA (4-4 di-amino stilbin 2-2 disulphonic acid) is basically a light-yellow coloured powder/cream, that is utilised in synthesis of dye stuffs, like optical brightening agents, fluorescent brightening agents, etc. It primarily functions as a chemical intermediate for manufacturing optical brightening agent.

Chemical Formula of DASDA:

  • C14H14N2O6S2 


  • 81-11-8
  • Amsonic acid

Molecular Weight:

  • 370.4g/mol  

Industrial Uses:

  • Dyes
  • Intermediates
  • Optical brightening agent
  • Manufacturing Chemical
  • Manufacturing Raw Material 

Production Process:

  • Production of DASDA via Catalytic Reduction; and via Sodium Salt.

While producing DASDA from sodium salt, sodium salt of para-nitrotoluene-orhto-sulphonate is often utilised. It is boiled in water with caustic soda and is finally reduced using zinc to produce DASDA.  

Supplier Database:

  • Tsaker Chemical Group Limited
  • Deepak Nitrite Ltd. 
  • Pravin DyeChem Pvt. Ltd.
  • EMCO Dyestuff
  • Shree Ram Chemical Industries

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The displayed pricing data is derived through weighted average purchase price, including contract and spot transactions at the specified locations unless otherwise stated. The information provided comes from the compilation and processing of commercial data officially reported for each nation (i.e. government agencies, external trade bodies, and industry publications).


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