Current Prices, Historical Series and Forecasts in Several Countries
Introduction. Intratec provides Cumene prices in several countries, as follows:
About Cumene. Cumene (a.k.a. Isopropylbenzene) is an organic compound, in the aromatic hydrocarbon class. It is a colorless, 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 phenol, acetone, and methyl styrene - compounds with many chemical and industrial uses. In fact, currently, the production of cumene is largely associated with the demand for phenol and phenol derivatives.
Chemical Formula. C6H5CH(CH3)2
Commercial Grades. Technical grade; research grade; pure grade
Uses. Cumene is mainly used as organic solvent in pharmaceuticals and flow control agent for thermoplastic elastomers
- 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. Cumene is used as raw material in the production of the following derivates: acetone; acetophenone; cumene hydroperoxide; cumenesulfonic acid; cumidine; p-isopropylbenzaldehyde; α-methylstyrene; phenol.
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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