Current Prices, Historical Series and Forecasts in Several Countries
Introduction. Intratec provides Butene prices in several countries, as follows:
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. Butenes are used as raw material in the production of the following derivates: 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 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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