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Trimethylolpropane
C6H14O3
technical grade; lubricant grade; and liquid form (hot melt).
Trimethylolpropane is largely used as an additive or intermediate in the production of a broad range of plastics and polymers. By way of illustration, this polyol is used in the manufacture of urethanes and polyester resins; lubricants; lacquers; glues; adhesives; dyes; pigments; paints; silicone products; textile finisher; and food packaging adhesive compound.
alkyd resins; polyether polyols; and trimethylolpropane trimethacrylate.
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  • Formaldehyde + n-butyraldehyde + sodium hydroxide (aldol condensation followed by Cannizzaro reaction)
  • Formaldehyde + propylene + syngas + sodium hydroxide (hydroformylation/aldol condensation followed by Cannizzaro reaction)
  • Methanol + n-butyraldehyde + sodium hydroxide (oxidation/aldol condensation followed by Cannizzaro reaction)
  • Methanol + propylene + syngas + sodium hydroxide (oxidation/hydroformylation/aldol condensation followed by Cannizzaro reaction)
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Trimethylolpropane (a.k.a. TMP) is an organic compound, in the alcohol class, specifically classified as a triol. It is a white, odorless salt, soluble in water and in most organic solvents, with hygroscopic characteristics. Trimethylolpropane is considered a building block in the polymer industry, as it is largely used as an additive or intermediate in the production of a broad range of plastics and polymers.
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Trimethylolpropane Prices

Current Prices and Historical Series in Several Countries

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Chart Description. Intratec provides Trimethylolpropane prices in several countries, as follows:

  • United States: export price, FOB, encompassing all commercial grades
  • Belgium: import price, CIF, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 1)
  • China: export price, FOB, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 1)
  • Thailand: import price, CIF, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 1)
  • Brazil: import price, CIF, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 1)

Note 1. Only available for Registered Users

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About Trimethylolpropane. Trimethylolpropane (a.k.a. TMP) is an organic compound, in the alcohol class, specifically classified as a triol. It is a white, odorless salt, soluble in water and in most organic solvents, with hygroscopic characteristics. Trimethylolpropane is considered a building block in the polymer industry, as it is largely used as an additive or intermediate in the production of a broad range of plastics and polymers.

Chemical Formula. C6H14O3

Commercial Grades. technical grade; lubricant grade; and liquid form (hot melt).

Uses. Trimethylolpropane is largely used as an additive or intermediate in the production of a broad range of plastics and polymers. By way of illustration, this polyol is used in the manufacture of urethanes and polyester resins; lubricants; lacquers; glues; adhesives; dyes; pigments; paints; silicone products; textile finisher; and food packaging adhesive compound.

Raw Materials & Production Processes.

  • Formaldehyde + n-butyraldehyde + sodium hydroxide (aldol condensation followed by Cannizzaro reaction)
  • Formaldehyde + propylene + syngas + sodium hydroxide (hydroformylation/aldol condensation followed by Cannizzaro reaction)
  • Methanol + n-butyraldehyde + sodium hydroxide (oxidation/aldol condensation followed by Cannizzaro reaction)
  • Methanol + propylene + syngas + sodium hydroxide (oxidation/hydroformylation/aldol condensation followed by Cannizzaro reaction)

To know more about Trimethylolpropane production processes, click here.

Derivatives. alkyd resins; polyether polyols; and trimethylolpropane trimethacrylate.

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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