Adipic Acid Prices
Chart Description. This chart presents Adipic Acid prices in several countries, as follows:
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About Adipic Acid. Adipic Acid (a.k.a. Hexanedioic Acid, Bio-Adipic Acid) is one of the most important aliphatic dicarboxylic acids, with about 2.5 billion kilograms being produced per year. It is isolated as odorless, colorless crystals having an acidic taste. Adipic Acid undergoes the reactions of carboxylic acids, reacting at one or both carboxylic acid groups to form salts, esters, amides, nitriles, etc. Actually, because of the bifunctional nature of this acid, it is used in a number of industrial polymerization processes. Most of its worldwide consumption is destined for the manufacture of nylon 6,6 fibers and resins, and a small amount is still used captively to produce adiponitrile.
Chemical Formula. C6H10O4
Commercial Grades. Technical grade (min. 99.7% of purity); FCC grade (min. 99.6% of purity)
Uses. Most of Adipic Acid is used captively by the producer in the manufacture of nylon-6,6 polyamide, prepared by reaction with 1,6-hexanediamine. As previously mentioned, a small amount of Adipic Acid is also used captively to produce adiponitrile. The remaining of Adipic Acid production is sold in the merchant market, for a wide range of applications. In this context, Adipic Acid may be converted to esters, further used in plasticizers, lubricants and in polyurethane resins; added to gelatins and jams as an acidulant; added to foods as a buffering or neutralizing agent, insect repellent, starch crosslinking agent, baking powders and intermediate for paints.
- Cyclohexane + nitric acid (two stage oxidation)
- Phenol + hydrogen + nitric acid (hydrogenation/oxidation)
- Butadiene + carbon monoxide + water (hydrocarboxylation)
To know more about Adipic Acid production processes, click here.
Derivatives. Adipic Acid is used as raw material in the production of the following derivates: Adiponitrile; alkyd resin comonomers; polyester resins; poly (1,6-hexanediammonium hexanedioate); diamide.
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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