Methyl Isobutyl Ketone Prices
Current Prices, Historical Series and Forecasts in Several Countries
Introduction. Intratec provides Methyl Isobutyl Ketone prices in several countries, as follows:
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. For its medium polarity, methyl isobutyl ketone is vastly used as a solvent, in a wide range of industries.
Chemical Formula. C6H12O
Commercial Grades. Spectrophotometric grade (min. 99% purity); reagent/technical grade (min. 95% purity)
Uses. Methyl Isobutyl Ketone is mainly employed as solvent for surface coating; solvent for 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; manufacturing of antioxidants; denaturant for alcohol; and pesticide production.
- Acetone + hydrogen (single/one-step catalytic process)
- Acetone + hydrogen (three-step process)
Derivatives. Methyl Isobutyl Ketone is used as raw material in the production of dimethyl hexanol, methyl isobutyl carbinol and methyl isobutyl ketone peroxide.
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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