Propylene Oxide Prices
Current Prices, Historical Series and Forecasts in Several Countries
Chart Description. Intratec provides Propylene Oxide prices in several countries, as follows:
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About Propylene Oxide. Propylene Oxide (a.k.a. PO, Epoxypropane, Methyl Oxirane) is a synthetic, highly-flammable, volatile, colorless liquid that is soluble in water and miscible with most organic solvents. This organic, highly reactive compound is a major commodity chemical, as well as starting material for several products, from polymers and solvents to industrial fluids.
Chemical Formula. C3H6O
Commercial Grades. chemical grade (ca. 8% propane) and polymer grade (ca. 0.3% propane).
Uses. Propylene Oxide is mainly used in the synthesis of polyether polyols, propylene glycols, and propylene glycol ethers. To a lesser extent, it is used in the production of a broad range of products: surfactants; detergents; fumigant; synthetic lubricants; synthetic elastomers; solvent; modified food starch; food-packaging; adhesives; and defoamer in food-contact paper/paperboard.
- Propylene + chlorine + base (chlorohydrin process)
- Propylene + organic hydroperoxide (indirect oxidation process, coproduced with alcohols)
- Cumene hydroperoxide + propylene (Sumitomo cumene process, coprodduced with cumene)
- Propylene + hydrogen peroxide (direct oxidation process)
To know more about Propylene Oxide production processes, click here.
Derivatives. acetone; allyl alcohol; and propylene glycol.
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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