Global Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate Market Trends and Developments

Global Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate Market Overview: Copper (II) sulphate, also called cupric sulphate or copper sulphate, is the inorganic compound of chemical formula CuSO4 (H2O) x, where x can...

Global Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate Market Overview:

Copper (II) sulphate, also called cupric sulphate or copper sulphate, is the inorganic compound of chemical formula CuSO4 (H2O) x, where x can vary from 0 to 5. The pentahydrate (x = 5) is the more common. The earliest names of this compound include blue vitriol, bluish vitriol, copper vitriol and Roman vitriol.  Pentahydrate, the most common salt, is bright blue and dissolves exothermically in water to give the aqueous complex with the octahedral molecular geometry. The structure of the solid pentahydrate reveals a polymer structure in which the copper is again octahedral but is bound to four aqueous ligands. Anhydrous copper sulphate is a white powder.  Copper sulphate pentahydrate is used as a fungicide. However, some fungi are able to adapt to high levels of copper ions.

The Bordeaux mixture, a suspension of copper (II) sulphate (CuSO4) and calcium hydroxide (Ca (OH) 2), is used to control fungi in grapes, melons and other berries. It is obtained by mixing an aqueous solution of copper sulphate and a suspension of slaked lime, a suspension of copper 2 hydroxide and of calcium sulphate. The Cheshunt compound, a commercial mixture of copper sulphate and ammonium carbonate was used in horticulture to prevent seedling deterioration. As a non-agricultural herbicide, it is used to control invasive aquatic plants and plant roots located near water lines. It is used in swimming pools as an algicide. A dilute solution of copper sulphate is used to treat aquarium fish against parasitic infections, as well as to eliminate snails from aquaria. However, copper ions are very toxic to fish. Most algal species can be controlled with very low levels of copper sulphate.

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Global Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate Market Drivers and Restraints:

The agricultural sector accounts for more than half of the world’s copper sulphate pentahydrate consumption. In the agri-food industry, copper sulphate pentahydrate is mainly used as a herbicide, fungicide and pesticide. However, it is mixed with lime to prepare blends of Bordeaux and Burgundy which are more effective fungicides. Paris gas, made from copper sulphate, is an insecticide. It is used as a raw material for the production of chromated copper arsenate, a widely used wood preservative. It gives the wood insecticidal, fungicidal and ultraviolet reflective properties. However, copper sulphate pentahydrate is moderately toxic if exposed longer. Since most copper sulphate is produced from copper waste, it contains toxins. Most consuming countries no longer prefer toxins such as dioxin.

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Geographical Insights:

Asia Pacific region is estimated to be growing faster due to demand from the agricultural sector which is supported by the presence of agricultural fields and activities in countries such as China and India. North America and Europe regions hold the significant part of the Global copper sulfate pentahydrate market. Also, these are predicted to be growing at a decent pace in forecasted years.

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Key players In Global Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate Market:

Bayer, Highnic Group, G.G.Manufacturers, Beneut, Univertical, Jinchuan Group, Suzhou Huahang Chemical Technology Co. Ltd, Mitsubishi, Sumitomo, Blue Line Corporation, Bakirsulfat, Jiangxi Copper, Laiwu Iron and Steel Group, Old Bridge Chemicals, Green Mountain, and Mani Agro Industries are the key players of the market.

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