Intermediate for agrochemicals
Meta phenoxybenzaldehyde and Meta phenoxybenzyl alcohol are two important intermediates for the preparation of synthetic pyrethroides. Synthetic pyrethroids are used as insecticides. The key crop sectors for insecticides use are those of cotton fruits vegetables and rice. The combination of a relatively benign toxicology and low field application rates results in a product group with a much more encouraging profile of safety to humans and the environment than other major insecticide groups.