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Butanol
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C4H10O
pure/high performance liquid chromatography grade (HPLC, 99.5% minimum purity); solvent grade (99% minimum purity); and industrial grade (95% minimum purity).
n-Butanol is mainly used in the production of n-butyl acrylate and methacrylate, used in turn in emulsion polymers, textile applications and in impact modifiers for rigid poly(vinyl chloride). Butyl glycol ethers, widely used in solvent applications, are also produced from n-Butanol. Another example of an important chemical produced from this alcohol is butyl acetate, employed as a solvent in rapid drying paints and coatings. Other minor applications are: production of varnishes; synthetic flavoring agent in foods/pharmaceuticals; plasticizer; color diluent in confectionery; hydraulic fluids; dehydration agents; biofuel; surfactant intermediate.
acrylic resins; n-butylamine; n-butyl p-aminobenzoate; n-butyl benzoate; n-butyl benzyl phthalate; n-butyl chloride; n-butyl chloroformate; n-butyl lactate; n-butyl mercaptan; n-butyl octyl phthalate; n-butyl oleate; n-butyl phosphoric; acid n-butyl propionate; butyl stearate; n-butyl thioglycolate; n-butyl vinyl ether; di-n-butyl phthalate; diethylene glycol monobutyl ether; butylated melamine-formaldehyde resins; tri-n-butyl phosphate; triethylene glycol propylene glycol mono-n-butyl; butylated ether urea-formaldehyde resins; and zirconium butoxide.
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  • Propylene (hydroformylation/Oxo process, followed by hydrogenation of the butyraldehyde intermediate, catalyzed by a compound of cobalt, zinc and rhodium)
  • Molasses (such as corn) (fermentation, with acetone and ethanol as coproducts)
  • Propylene + carbon monoxide + water (Reppe reaction)
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Butanol (a.k.a. Butyl Alcohol, BuOH, Bio-Butanol) encompass the aliphatic saturated C4 alcohols of empirical formula C4H10O. Among five structurally isomeric alcohols, 1-Butanol (or n-Butanol) and isobutanol (2-methyl-1-propanol) are the ones most commercially relevant, being used in a wide range of applications. Actually, it is worth noting that 1-butanol production plants also can be used for the manufacture of 2-methyl-1-propanol. It is a colorless liquid with vinous odor. Normal butanol is found naturally as a fermentation product of carbohydrates, as well as a crude oil derivative, and its highly soluble in water. The alcohol is present in a variety of foods and beverages, one of its main uses. It is also used extensively as an industrial intermediate in many processes.
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Chart Description. Intratec provides Butanol prices in several countries, as follows:

  • United States Flag United States: export price, FOB, encompassing all commercial grades
  • Belgium Flag Belgium: export price, FOB, encompassing all commercial grades
  • China Flag China: import price, CIF, encompassing all commercial grades
  • Singapore Flag Singapore: export price, FOB, encompassing all commercial grades
  • Saudi Arabia Flag Saudi Arabia: import price, CIF, from 2007 to 2012; export price, FOB, from 2013 to present, encompassing all commercial grades
  • Brazil Flag Brazil: import price, CIF, encompassing all commercial grades

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About Butanol. Butanol (a.k.a. Butyl Alcohol, BuOH, Bio-Butanol) encompass the aliphatic saturated C4 alcohols of empirical formula C4H10O. Among five structurally isomeric alcohols, 1-Butanol (or n-Butanol) and isobutanol (2-methyl-1-propanol) are the ones most commercially relevant, being used in a wide range of applications. Actually, it is worth noting that 1-butanol production plants also can be used for the manufacture of 2-methyl-1-propanol. It is a colorless liquid with vinous odor. Normal butanol is found naturally as a fermentation product of carbohydrates, as well as a crude oil derivative, and its highly soluble in water. The alcohol is present in a variety of foods and beverages, one of its main uses. It is also used extensively as an industrial intermediate in many processes.

Commercial Grades. pure/high performance liquid chromatography grade (HPLC, 99.5% minimum purity); solvent grade (99% minimum purity); and industrial grade (95% minimum purity).

Uses. n-Butanol is mainly used in the production of n-butyl acrylate and methacrylate, used in turn in emulsion polymers, textile applications and in impact modifiers for rigid poly(vinyl chloride). Butyl glycol ethers, widely used in solvent applications, are also produced from n-Butanol. Another example of an important chemical produced from this alcohol is butyl acetate, employed as a solvent in rapid drying paints and coatings. Other minor applications are: production of varnishes; synthetic flavoring agent in foods/pharmaceuticals; plasticizer; color diluent in confectionery; hydraulic fluids; dehydration agents; biofuel; surfactant intermediate.

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Raw Materials & Production Processes.

  • Propylene (hydroformylation/Oxo process, followed by hydrogenation of the butyraldehyde intermediate, catalyzed by a compound of cobalt, zinc and rhodium)
  • Molasses (such as corn) (fermentation, with acetone and ethanol as coproducts)
  • Propylene + carbon monoxide + water (Reppe reaction)

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Derivatives. acrylic resins; n-butylamine; n-butyl p-aminobenzoate; n-butyl benzoate; n-butyl benzyl phthalate; n-butyl chloride; n-butyl chloroformate; n-butyl lactate; n-butyl mercaptan; n-butyl octyl phthalate; n-butyl oleate; n-butyl phosphoric; acid n-butyl propionate; butyl stearate; n-butyl thioglycolate; n-butyl vinyl ether; di-n-butyl phthalate; diethylene glycol monobutyl ether; butylated melamine-formaldehyde resins; tri-n-butyl phosphate; triethylene glycol propylene glycol mono-n-butyl; butylated ether urea-formaldehyde resins; and zirconium butoxide.

Chemical Formula. C4H10O

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