Current Prices, Historical Series and Forecasts in Several Countries
Introduction. Intratec provides Isopropanol prices in several countries, as follows:
About Isopropanol. Isopropyl Alcohol (a.k.a. Isopropanol, 2-Propanol) is a colorless and flammable liquid with a strong odor that is widely employed in solvent applications. Isopropyl alcohol was one of the first petrochemical products to be manufactured - it has been produced since 1920. Today, it is one of the most produced lower alcohols (C1 to C5 alcohols), the third in commercial production, behind methanol and ethanol.
Chemical Formula. C3H8O
Commercial Grades. 91%; 95%; Anhydous/NF (99%); nanograde
Uses. The main applications of Isopropyl Alcohol are as solvent and intermediate in the production of chemicals. The use of Isopropanol as solvent is leveraged by its low cost and by the absence of taxes and regulations that typically apply to ethanol, which is a competitor in many applications. In industry, Isopropanol is used as solvent for instance in the manufacturing of cements, primers, paints and varnishes. Some examples of the use of Isopropanol as solvent in consumer products include skin cleaners, perfumes, lotions, shampoos and deodorants. Another use of Isopropanol is as disinfectant. Being much more effective than ethanol, is widely used as disinfectant and antiseptic for industry, hospital and home.
- Propylene (direct hydration)
- Propylene + sulfuric acid (indirect hydration)
- Acetone (hydrogenation)
To know more about Isopropanol production processes, click here.
Derivatives. Isopropyl Alcohol is used as raw material in the production of the following derivates: methyl isobutyl carbinol; methyl isobutyl ketone; acetone; glycerol; isopropyl acetate.
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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