Current Prices, Historical Series and Forecasts in Several Countries
Chart Description. Intratec provides Butene prices in several countries, as follows:
Chart Instructions. Hover the mouse over the series to view the respective Butene prices plotted. You can filter a given Butene price series by clicking on the respective legend label, right above the chart.
About Butene. Butene (a.k.a. Butenes, Butylene) refers to a range of linear isomeric olefins (1-butene, cis-2-butene, trans-2-butene). It a colorless, flammable mixture, insoluble in water, but soluble in most organic compounds. The isomers hardly occur naturally and have been known since the end of the nineteenth century.
Chemical Formula. C4H8
Commercial Grades. Technical 95%; CP 99.0%; research grade (99.4% for 1-butene, 99.8% for cis-butene-2 and 99.9% for trans-butene-2)
Uses. Butene are mainly employed as: alkylate and polymer in gasoline; in fuel applications; co-monomer of some polymers(polybutenes, polyethylene); intermediate for surfactants; household detergents
- Ethylene (dimerization process)
- Propylene (metathesis, coproduced with ethylene)
- Thermal refining process, butenes is a byproduct
To know more about Butene production processes, click here.
Derivatives. 1,2-Butylene oxide; n-butyl mercaptan; o-s-butylphenol; dodeca-7,9-dienyl acetate; (Z)-dodec-9-enyl acetate; (Z,Z)-hexadeca-11,13-dienal; (Z)-hexadec-13-en-11-ynyl acetate; polybutene-1 polyethylene, high-density; polyethylene, linear low-density; tri-n-butylaluminium; tri-n-butylphosphine
Methodology. The 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 Methodology.
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