Crop Protection

Hikal partners with crop protection companies for custom synthesis and custom manufacturing of intermediates and active ingredients


Hikal is the preferred partner of crop protection companies. We combine research and technology, manufacturing capabilities and intellectual capital to deliver world-class crop protection offerings.

Hikal partners with global innovator companies in:

  • Custom synthesis

  • We undertake custom synthesis of key intermediates and active substances for global innovator clients. We have rich experience in synthesizing diverse classes of molecules in a cost-effective manner.
  • Custom manufacturing of intermediates and active ingredients from grams to tons

  • Hikal has rich experience in custom development and manufacturing. Our long-term relationships with global innovator crop protection companies reflect our focus on quality, service delivery, and respect for intellectual property. Our team of scientists, chemical engineers, and project managers meet your unique requirements.

Our domain expertise and advanced manufacturing plants enable us to develop our own products that are marketed globally.


Hikal offers world-class active ingredients for crop protection companies. Our wide product range of active ingredients and intermediates includes:

Product Use Product CAS No
Diuron Tech * Algaecide 330-54-1
Temephos Tech * Insecticide 3383-96-8
Thiacloprid Tech * Insecticide 111988-49-9
Clothianidin Tech * Insecticide 210880-92-5
3,5 Dichloroaniline(DCA) * Intermediate 626-43-7
N-Bromosuccinimide Brominating agent 128-08-5
Prothioconazole Technical Fungicide 178928-70-6
Trifloxystrobin Technical Fungicide 14157-21-7
BIT (1,2-Benzisothiazol-3(2H)-one) Biocide 2634-33-5

* Samples and technical package for products can be shared on request

Our product range of herbicides, insecticides and fungicides meets stringent regulatory and quality standards.


  1. Products protected by valid patents are not offered for commercial supply in countries where the sale of such products constitutes a patent infringement. Any reference to patents also includes supplementary protection certificates (SPCs) and / or patent term extension for products protected by those patents.


Hikal has a successful track record of developing crop protection products from gram to kilo to ton scale at our kilo lab, pilot plant, and commercial plant, meeting stringent regulatory guidelines.

Our state-of-the-art instrumentation includes gas chromatography, high performance liquid chromatography, gas / liquid chromatography, nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer, mass spectrometer and FT Infrared spectrometer.


Hikal has the expertise and instrumentation to determine and confirm the structure of developmental compounds. Our reaction capabilities include:

Ammoxidation Schiemann reaction
Nitration Friedel-Crafts reaction
Liquid phase Oppenauer oxidation Amino acid transformation
Swern oxidation Ortho metalation process
High temperature / high pressure oxidation Aldol condensation
Suzuki reaction Hazardous materials handling:
Birch reduction - Chlorine
Catalytic hydrogenation - Bromine
Darzens glycidic ester condensation - Chlorosulfonic acid
Sandmeyer reaction - Cyanogen chloride
Chiral synthesis - Carbon disulfide
Hetero Diels-Alder reaction Low temperature reaction; - 100°C
1,3 polar addition High temperature reaction; + 280°C
Mannich reaction High pressure reaction; 30kg/cm2(g)

Hikal has delivered projects involving:

  • Single-step / multi-step synthesis
  • Hazardous chemicals
  • Challenging unit operations such as:
    • Oxidation
    • Bromination
    • Azidation
    • Chlorination
    • Ammoxidation (gas phase)
    • THF recoveries

Project Management

Hikal has a project management system that adheres to project delivery within the scope, duration, budget, and quality parameters of clients. Our project / product managers are trained in the PRINCE2 ® project management method.