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Butanol
C4H10O
Pure/HPLC grade (min. 99.5% purity); solvent grade (min. 99% purity); industrial grade (min. 95% 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.
Butanol is used as raw material in the production of the following derivates: Acrylic resins; n-butyl acetate; n-butyl acrylate; 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 methacrylate; 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; melamine-formaldehyde resins, butylated; tri-n-butyl phosphate; triethylene glycol propylene glycol mono-n-butyl; ether urea-formaldehyde resins, butylated; 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 range of applications further described. 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. This chart presents Butanol prices in several countries, as follows:

  • United States: export price, FOB, encompassing all commercial grades
  • Belgium: export price, FOB, encompassing all commercial grades
  • China: import price, CIF, encompassing all commercial grades
  • Singapore: export price, FOB, encompassing all commercial grades
  • Brazil: import price, CIF, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 1)

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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 range of applications further described. 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.

Chemical Formula. C4H10O

Commercial Grades. Pure/HPLC grade (min. 99.5% purity); solvent grade (min. 99% purity); industrial grade (min. 95% 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.

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. Butanol is used as raw material in the production of the following derivates: Acrylic resins; n-butyl acetate; n-butyl acrylate; 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 methacrylate; 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; melamine-formaldehyde resins, butylated; tri-n-butyl phosphate; triethylene glycol propylene glycol mono-n-butyl; ether urea-formaldehyde resins, butylated; zirconium butoxide

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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