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Cumene
C6H5CH(CH3)2
technical grade; research grade; and pure grade.
Cumene is mainly used as organic solvent in pharmaceuticals and flow control agent for thermoplastic elastomers.
acetone; acetophenone; cumene hydroperoxide; cumenesulfonic acid; cumidine; p-isopropylbenzaldehyde; α-methyl styrene; and phenol.
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  • Benzene + propylene (alkylation process using an aluminum chloride catalyst)
  • Benzene + propylene (alkylation process using a solid phosphoric acid catalyst)
  • Benzene + propylene (alkylation process using a zeolite catalyst)
  • Cumene hydroperoxide + propylene (coproduct in Sumitomo propylene oxide process)
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Cumene (a.k.a. Isopropylbenzene) is an organic compound, of the aromatic hydrocarbon class. It is a colorless liquid, insoluble in water, but soluble in most organic solvents. Cumene production grew rapidly during World War II, since it was employed as aviation gasoline. It is found in crude oil and is primarily used as a raw material in the manufacture of some important aromatic and non-aromatic compounds with various chemical and industrial uses.
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Cumene Prices

Current Prices, Historical Series and Forecasts in Several Countries

Intratec provides Cumene latest prices and 13 years of historical series, as well as price forecasts. Subscribers to the Petrochemicals Prices have access to 76 commodities prices across several countries from main world regions.

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Chart Description. Intratec provides Cumene prices in several countries, as follows:

  • United States: export price, FOB, from Jan 2007 to Jan 2013; import price, CIF, from Feb 2013 to present (Note 2)
  • Netherlands: export price, FOB (Note 1, 2)
  • Japan: export price, FOB (Note 1, 2)
  • Singapore: export price, FOB (Note 1, 2)

Note 1. Only available for Registered Users

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

Chart Instructions. Hover the mouse over the series to view the respective Cumene prices plotted. You can filter a given Cumene price series by clicking on the respective legend label, right above the chart.

About Cumene. Cumene (a.k.a. Isopropylbenzene) is an organic compound, of the aromatic hydrocarbon class. It is a colorless liquid, insoluble in water, but soluble in most organic solvents. Cumene production grew rapidly during World War II, since it was employed as aviation gasoline. It is found in crude oil and is primarily used as a raw material in the manufacture of some important aromatic and non-aromatic compounds with various chemical and industrial uses.

Chemical Formula. C6H5CH(CH3)2

Commercial Grades. technical grade; research grade; and pure grade.

Uses. Cumene is mainly used as organic solvent in pharmaceuticals and flow control agent for thermoplastic elastomers.

Raw Materials & Production Processes.

  • Benzene + propylene (alkylation process using an aluminum chloride catalyst)
  • Benzene + propylene (alkylation process using a solid phosphoric acid catalyst)
  • Benzene + propylene (alkylation process using a zeolite catalyst)
  • Cumene hydroperoxide + propylene (coproduct in Sumitomo propylene oxide process)

To know more about Cumene production processes, click here.

Derivatives. acetone; acetophenone; cumene hydroperoxide; cumenesulfonic acid; cumidine; p-isopropylbenzaldehyde; α-methyl styrene; and phenol.

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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