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Butadiene
C4H6
Technical (98.0%); CP (99.0%); instrument grade (99.4%); research (99.8%)
On an economic perspective, Butadiene is the most important C4 hydrocarbon. It is mainly used as a monomer or co-monomer in the production of synthetic rubber, primarily styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR), butadiene rubber (BR), nitrile rubber (NBR), and chloroprene rubber (CR). To a lesser extent, Butadiene is also used in the production of adiponitrile, a nylon intermediate, anthraquinone, sulfolane solvent and in the synthesis of cycloalkanes and cycloalkenes, among others.
Butadiene is used as raw material in the production of the following derivates: Styrene-butadiene rubber; butadiene rubber; nitrile rubber; chloroprene rubber
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  • Co-product of steam cracking for ethylene production
  • Butane/butenes (dehydrogenation)
  • Raw sugar/glucose (fermentation)
  • Ethanol (2-stage reaction process via acetaldehyde)
  • Crude C4s stream (extraction)
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Butadiene (a.k.a. BD, 1,3-Butadiene, Bio-Butadiene) is the simplest conjugated diene and an extremely versatile and important chemical commodity. With its conjugated double bonds, this chemical can undergo several unique reactions (e.g. addition, hydrogenation, oxygenation, Diels-Alder, polymerization) yielding a broad range of important chemicals. 1,2-Butadiene, the other isomeric form of Butadiene, has no significant commercial applications. It is usually a by-product from 1,3-Butadiene production.
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Introduction. Intratec provides Butadiene prices in several countries, as follows:

  • United States: import price, CIF, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 2)
  • Netherlands: export price, FOB, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 1, 2)
  • China: spot price, ex-works, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 1)
  • India: export price, FOB, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 1)
  • Brazil: export price, FOB, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 1)
  • South Africa: import price, CIF, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 1)

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Note 2. Price forecasts (upcoming 9 months) available only to subscribers of the ‘Pro’ or 'Business' plans.

About Butadiene. Butadiene (a.k.a. BD, 1,3-Butadiene, Bio-Butadiene) is the simplest conjugated diene and an extremely versatile and important chemical commodity. With its conjugated double bonds, this chemical can undergo several unique reactions (e.g. addition, hydrogenation, oxygenation, Diels-Alder, polymerization) yielding a broad range of important chemicals. 1,2-Butadiene, the other isomeric form of Butadiene, has no significant commercial applications. It is usually a by-product from 1,3-Butadiene production.

Chemical Formula. C4H6

Commercial Grades. Technical (98.0%); CP (99.0%); instrument grade (99.4%); research (99.8%)

Uses. On an economic perspective, Butadiene is the most important C4 hydrocarbon. It is mainly used as a monomer or co-monomer in the production of synthetic rubber, primarily styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR), butadiene rubber (BR), nitrile rubber (NBR), and chloroprene rubber (CR). To a lesser extent, Butadiene is also used in the production of adiponitrile, a nylon intermediate, anthraquinone, sulfolane solvent and in the synthesis of cycloalkanes and cycloalkenes, among others.

Raw Materials & Production Processes.

  • Co-product of steam cracking for ethylene production
  • Butane/butenes (dehydrogenation)
  • Raw sugar/glucose (fermentation)
  • Ethanol (2-stage reaction process via acetaldehyde)
  • Crude C4s stream (extraction)

To know more about Butadiene production processes, click here.

Derivatives. Butadiene is used as raw material in the production of the following derivates: Styrene-butadiene rubber; butadiene rubber; nitrile rubber; chloroprene rubber

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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