AAOT price September 2023 and outlook (see chart below)

  • China:US$2.6/KG, -2.3% down
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Acetoacet-O-Toluidide (AAOT) price index

This post is a summary of the Acetoacet-O-Toluidide (AAOT) price developments since 2017. The price developments are expressed as a price index in US$ prices converted at current FX rates, which are the FX rates applicable at the time the price was valid. Acetoacet-O-Toluidide (AAOT) price index developments are calculated from multiple separate sources of data to ensure statistical accuracy.


Further information on the AAOT price index


What is Acetoacet-O-Toluidide (AAOT)

Acetoacet-O-toluidide is a chemical compound with the formula C10H11NO2. It is a derivative of acetoacetic acid, with a toluidide group (-C6H5CH2) attached to the alpha carbon (the carbon atom adjacent to the carboxyl group). Acetoacet-O-toluidide is a colorless solid that is poorly soluble in water. It is used as a starting material in the synthesis of a variety of chemicals and pharmaceuticals.


How is Acetoacet-O-Toluidide (AAOT) produced

There are several ways to synthesize acetoacet-O-toluidide, depending on the starting materials and the desired yield and purity of the final product. Here is one example of a synthesis of acetoacet-O-toluidide:

First Acetoacetic acid is converted to its ester, ethyl acetoacetate, by reacting it with ethanol in the presence of an acid catalyst such as sulfuric acid.

The ethyl acetoacetate is then treated with hydroxylamine hydrochloride, a reducing agent, to convert it to acetoacet-m-xylidide.

The resulting mixture is cooled and filtered to remove any solid impurities, and the filtrate is concentrated under reduced pressure to give acetoacet-m-xylidide as a colorless solid.

This is just one example of a synthesis of acetoacet-m-xylidide, and there may be other methods that are used depending on the specific requirements and conditions of the synthesis.


What is Acetoacet-O-Toluidide (AAOT) used for

Acetoacet-O-toluidide is a chemical intermediate that is used as a starting material in the synthesis of a variety of chemicals and pharmaceuticals. Some examples of compounds that can be synthesized from acetoacet-O-toluidide include:


Nitroso compounds

Used as pharmaceutical intermediates and dyes.

Nitro compounds

Used as explosives, dyes, and pharmaceuticals.


Used as intermediates in the synthesis of dyes, pharmaceuticals, and other chemicals.


Used as solvents, plasticizers, and intermediates in the synthesis of a wide range of chemicals.

Carboxylic acids

Used as intermediates in the synthesis of a variety of chemicals and as starting materials for the production of plastics, resins, and other materials.


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