DSBP (4,4-Distyryl biphenyl derivative) Price Trend

The Price of DSBP stood at USD 21.2/kg in Sanghai China. In India, the product costed around Rs. 1650/kg in the Q4 2021. The market for optical brighteners in Asia Pacific is dominated by this region. In Asia Pacific, China and India are two of the most profitable countries for optical brighteners. The market in Asia Pacific is being bolstered by an increase in demand for detergents in the laundry industry. In the near future, advances in trendy clothes and improvements in lifestyle in China and India are expected to drive demand for optical brighteners.

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

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


DSBP, popularly known as Tinopal CBS-X, appears as a greenish yellow solid. It is used as an optical brightening agent for home care applications. It provides excellent white effects on cellulosic fibres over the whole temperature range, particularly from cold to medium working temperatures. It has a higher yield of whiteness than the traditional stilbene type brighteners. It finds wide applications in paper and pulp industry. 

Chemical Formula of DSBP

  • C28H20Na2O6S2    


  • 27344-41-8
  • Tinopal CBS-X 
  • 4,4'-Bis(2-sulfostyryl)biphenyl Disodium
  • Disodium 4,4'-Bis(2-sulfonatostyryl)biphenyl

Molecular Weight

  • 562.6 g/mol

Industrial Uses

  • Fluorescent whitening agent 
  • Laundry detergents and Industrial detergents
  • Soaps and boosters
  • Dyes 
  • Cosmetics
  • Finishing agents
  • Intermediates
  • Photosensitive chemicals

Production Process

  • Production of DSBP from 4,4- bis(chloromethyl) biphenyl 

In this process, 4,4- bis(chloromethyl) biphenyl, obtained from the reaction between biphenyl and formaldehyde, is utilised to produce DSBP. 4,4- bis(chloromethyl) biphenyl is heated at a temperature between 117 and 119oC in the presence of trimethyl phosphite to give 4,4- bis(dimethoxyphosphonomethyl)biphenyl and methyl chloride, which finally reacts with benzaldehyde sulphonic acid to form DSBP.

Suppliers Database:

  • Toronto Research Chemicals Inc.
  • Paramount Minerals and Chemicals Limited
  • Archroma

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