Current Prices, Historical Series and Forecasts in Several Countries
Introduction. Intratec provides Acetone prices in several countries, as follows:
About Acetone. Acetone (a.k.a. Propanone, Dimethyl Ketone) is a colorless, volatile, flammable liquid with a characteristic odor and it is miscible with water and most organic solvents. It is the simplest and most important of the ketones. Acetone occurs naturally in forests and as breakdown product of animal metabolism. Propanone was first produced by alchemist between the 13th and 15th century; however, its formula was only discovered in 1833, with industrial production beginning in 1999. It is an excellent solvent for many organic compounds, and it is a raw material for a wide range of chemical synthesis.
Chemical Formula. CH3COCH3
Commercial Grades. High purity; specially analyzed; analytical reagent grade; chromatography grade; spectrophotometric grade
Uses. Acetone is mostly used as chemical building block; solvent, alcohol group protection reagent and essential oil extraction solvent.
- Cumene (liquid-phase oxidation/acid-catalysed hydrolysis, coproduced with phenol)
- Isopropanol (vapour-phase dehydrogenation)
- Naphta, heavy (liquid-phase oxidation process, coproduced with formic acid, acetic acid, propionic acid, methyl ethyl ketone)
To know more about Acetone production processes, click here.
Derivatives. Acetone is used as raw material in the production of the following derivates: Bisphenol A; methyl n-amyl ketone; methylbutynol; methyl isoamyl ketone; methyl isobutyl ketone; methyl vinyl ketone; propylene.
Methodology. The chemicals pricing data presented are, if not otherwise indicated, volume-weighted average transaction prices including contract and spot transactions in the locations specified. The information provided is obtained from gathering and refining of trade data officially reported for the respective countries (i.e., governmental agencies, institutions related to foreign trade and industry publications). For further details check our Chemicals Pricing Data Methodology.
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