Methyl Isobutyl Ketone Prices
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About Methyl Isobutyl Ketone. Methyl Isobutyl Ketone (a.k.a. MIBK) is an organic compound, in the ketone class. It is a colorless, slightly soluble in water liquid and occurs naturally in certain fruits. MIBK has been commercially produced for more than sixty years, and behind methyl methacrylate and bisphenol A, is the third largest tonnage product obtained from acetone.
Chemical Formula. C6H12O
Commercial Grades. reagent/technical grade (95% minimum purity) and spectrophotometric grade (99% minimum purity).
Uses. Methyl Isobutyl Ketone is mainly employed as solvent for surface coating, paints, inks, nitrocellulose and varnishes; extraction solvent in mineral processing; solvent/intermediate in organic synthesis; solvent for cosmetics, adhesives, pharmaceuticals, lacquers and others; synthetic flavoring agent in foods; denaturant for alcohol. It is also used in manufacturing of antioxidants and and pesticide production.
- Acetone + hydrogen (single/one-step catalytic process)
- Acetone + hydrogen (three-step process)
Derivatives. dimethyl hexanol; methyl isobutyl carbinol; and methyl isobutyl ketone peroxide.
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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