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Isoprene
C5H8
Polymerization grade (min. 99% purity); chemical grade (min. 90% purity)
Isoprene is mainly employed in the production of synthetic rubbers (mainly butyl rubbers); intermediate for resins; and cosmetics ingredient.
Isoprene is used as raw material in the production of butyl rubber, polyisoprene and styrene-isoprene copolymers.
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  • Naphta or crude oil (cracking, as a side product in ethylene production)
  • Propylene (dimerization, followed by isomerization and pyrolysis)
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Isoprene (a.k.a. 2-Methyl-1,3-Butadiene) is an organic compound, in the hydrocarbon class. It is a colorless volatile liquid with aromatic odor. Isoprene is found naturally in many plants and animals (humans included), and the isoprene’s polymers are the main component in natural rubber. The first uses of isoprene were in the 1940s in the USA and it became extensively commercialized in the 1960s. Currently, around 800000 metric tons are produced annually and most of it is used in the production of a synthetic version of natural rubber.
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Isoprene Prices

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Chart Description. This chart presents Isoprene prices in several countries, as follows:

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

Note 1. Only available for Registered Users

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About Isoprene. Isoprene (a.k.a. 2-Methyl-1,3-Butadiene) is an organic compound, in the hydrocarbon class. It is a colorless volatile liquid with aromatic odor. Isoprene is found naturally in many plants and animals (humans included), and the isoprene’s polymers are the main component in natural rubber. The first uses of isoprene were in the 1940s in the USA and it became extensively commercialized in the 1960s. Currently, around 800000 metric tons are produced annually and most of it is used in the production of a synthetic version of natural rubber.

Chemical Formula. C5H8

Commercial Grades. Polymerization grade (min. 99% purity); chemical grade (min. 90% purity)

Uses. Isoprene is mainly employed in the production of synthetic rubbers (mainly butyl rubbers); intermediate for resins; and cosmetics ingredient.

Raw Materials & Production Processes.

  • Naphta or crude oil (cracking, as a side product in ethylene production)
  • Propylene (dimerization, followed by isomerization and pyrolysis)

To know more about Isoprene production processes, click here.

Derivatives. Isoprene is used as raw material in the production of butyl rubber, polyisoprene and styrene-isoprene copolymers.

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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