PCL3 (Phosphorus Trichloride) Price Trend

The Asian phosphorous trichloride market remained mixed in Q4 2021. Rising raw material costs influenced the price trend of the chemical across regional markets in early Q4. The overall output of the raw material yellow phosphorus for the global market had been impacted due to China's dual energy policy and other production-related concerns. According to reports, China reduced its yellow phosphorus output by more than 80%, resulting in a catastrophic raw material shortage in the regional market. After several weeks of an exponential rise, prices in India have returned to normal. Following the arrival of scheduled cargoes from China, traders quoted prices that were significantly lower than in previous weeks. The price of phosphorus trichloride in India was estimated to be 3025 USD/MT.

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

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

About Phosphorus Trichloride:

Phosphorus Trichloride, a chemical compound of phosphorus and chlorine, is a colourless or slightly yellow fuming liquid with a pungent and irritating odour that resembles hydrochloric acid. It can react with water to evolve hydrochloric acid, an irritating and corrosive gas apparent as white fumes. It is also used during electrodeposition of metal on rubber and for making pesticides, surfactants, gasoline additives, plasticisers, dyestuffs, textile finishing agents, germicides, medicinal products, and other chemicals. It serves as an important industrial chemical and the most important of the three phosphorus chlorides.

Chemical Formula:

  • Cl3P


  • Trichlorophosphine
  • Phosphorous trichloride
  • 7719-12-2
  • Phosphorous chloride

Molecular Weight:

  • 137.33 g/mol

Industrial Uses:

  • Agricultural chemicals
  • Surfactants 
  • Catalyst
  • Intermediates
  • Flame retardants
  • Lubricants and stabilisers 
  • Gasoline 
  • Dyestuffs
  • Textile

Production process:

  • Production of Phosphorus Trichloride via Reaction Between Phosphorus and Chlorine.

Phosphorus trichloride is generally produced via the direct reaction of phosphorus with chlorine inside a reactor containing phosphorus trichloride. The phosphorus trichloride which is being produced in the process is continuously separated from the reactor by distillation through the utilisation of the heat of reaction.

Supplier Database:

  • United Phosphorous Ltd (UPL)
  • The Solvay Group
  • Excel Industries Ltd
  • TCI Chemicals (India) Pvt. Ltd

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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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