Current Prices, Historical Series and Forecasts in Several Countries
Introduction. Intratec provides Toluene prices in several countries, as follows:
About Toluene. Toluene (a.k.a. Methylbenzene) is an organic compound, in the aromatic hydrocarbon class. It is a colorless, clear liquid, insoluble in water, but soluble in most organic compounds. It occurs naturally in crude oil but can also be produced during the catalytic reforming of naphtha and manufacturing of coke from coal. Toluene was first isolated in 1837, with industrial production beginning in the start of the twentieth century. The importance of toluene as a raw material grew tremendously during World War I, for its production of the explosive trinitrotoluene compound (TNT). Currently, toluene is mainly used as a versatile building block, widely employed as precursor in the production of many industrial chemicals.
Chemical Formula. C7H8
Commercial Grades. Commercial grade (min. 96% purity); nitration grade (min. 98% purity); TDI grade (min. 99% purity)
Uses. Toluene is mainly employed as aviation gasoline octane booster and solvents (paints, printing inks, adhesives); process solvent (dehydration, esterification, dilchil lubricating oil dewaxing process); foams; alcohol denaturant; scintillation counters; and rubber products fabrication.
- Naphtha, crude oil (catalytic reforming)
- Coal, lignine, etc (gasification or coking)
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Derivatives. Toluene is used as raw material in the production of the following derivates: Benzene; phenol; caprolactam; trinitrotoluene (TNT); acetone; benzaldehyde; paraxylene; xylene, mixed; styrene; and benzoic acid.
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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