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Acetoacetanilide (AAA) price index

This post is a summary of the Acetoacetanilide (AAA) 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. Acetoacetanilide (AAA) price index developments are calculated from multiple separate sources of data to ensure statistical accuracy.

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What is Acetoacetanilide

Acetoacetanilide is a chemical compound with the molecular formula C9H11NO2. It is a white or yellowish crystalline solid that has a bitter taste. It is also known as 3-acetoacetanilide, acetoacetic anilide, or 3-phenyl-3-oxopropanenitrile.


How is Acetoacetanilide produced

Acetoacetanilide can be synthesized by reacting acetoacetic acid with aniline in the presence of an acid catalyst. The reaction produces a mixture of acetoacetanilide and 3-phenylpropionitrile, which can be separated by crystallization.


What is Acetoacetanilide used for

Acetoacetanilide has a number of uses. It is used as an intermediate in the synthesis of a variety of chemical compounds, including dyes, pharmaceuticals, and other organic compounds. It is also used as a solvent for certain chemicals, and as a starting material for the synthesis of other chemicals. Acetoacetanilide is a toxic chemical, and it should be handled with caution in the laboratory.


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Notes on the price-data

  • We are continually improving our data collection and processing methods and data will be updated from time to time as we improve the accuracy
  • We are working hard to upgrade the algorithm before April 1, 2023 and a further fine-tune by July 1, 2023
  • This the index trend of the price of the product group in general and not a single specification in particular
  • The data is presented in US$
  • The chart shows the price trend,  nearly always taken from many statistically-correlated sources