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Butyl Acetate price index

This post is a summary of the butyl acetate price developments. The price developments of butyl acetate are expressed in US$ prices converted FX rates applicable at the time when the price was valid. Butyl acetate price index developments are calculated from multiple separate sources of data to ensure statistical accuracy.

The outlook for n-butyl acetate prices, on the second tab, is generated from different inputs including:

  • Very recent price developments of immediate cost drivers of n-butyl acetate prices
  • Recent price developments of underlying feedstocks which drive the price of butyl acetate
  • Market futures for both cost drives and feedstocks of butyl acetate prices
  • Adjustment of current supply/demand imbalances in the butyl acetate market
  • Longer term trends in likely demand conditions

Further information on the Butyl Acetate price index

 

What is Butyl acetate

Butyl acetate, also known as butyl ethanoate, is a chemical compound with the formula C6H12O2. It is a colorless liquid with a sweet, fruity smell and is highly flammable. Butyl acetate is used as a solvent and a feedstock for the production of other chemicals.

Butyl acetate is produced by the esterification of butanol with acetic acid.

It is worth noting that butyl acetate is toxic and can cause irritation to the skin, eyes, and respiratory system. It should be handled with caution and used in a well-ventilated area.

 

How is Butyl acetate produced

Butyl acetate, also known as butyl ethanoate, is produced by the esterification of butanol with acetic acid. The esterification reaction typically involves the following steps:

Preparation of the reactants

Butanol and acetic acid are obtained from petroleum or natural gas and are purified for use in the esterification reaction.

Esterification

The butanol and acetic acid are mixed and heated in the presence of a catalyst, such as sulfuric acid, to promote the esterification reaction. The reaction produces butyl acetate and water as byproducts.

Separation and purification

The butyl acetate is then separated from the other products of the reaction, typically by distillation. The butyl acetate is then purified and concentrated to give the final product.

The esterification of butanol and acetic acid is an exothermic reaction, which means that it releases heat as it proceeds. The reaction is typically carried out at a controlled temperature to optimize the yield of butyl acetate.

 

What is Butyl acetate used for

Butyl acetate, also known as butyl ethanoate, is a chemical compound that is used in a variety of applications, including:

Solvent

Butyl acetate is used as a solvent in a variety of applications, including the production of paints, coatings, inks, and adhesives. It is known for its ability to dissolve a wide range of materials and for its low toxicity and low evaporation rate.

Feedstock

Butyl acetate is used as a feedstock for the production of a variety of chemicals, including butyl acrylate and 2-ethylhexanol.

Flavors and fragrances

Butyl acetate is used in the production of flavors and fragrances for a variety of applications, including food, beverages, and personal care products.

Other uses

Butyl acetate is also used in the production of plastics, resins, and other products.

 

What different types of Butyl acetate are there

There is only one type of butyl acetate, also known as butyl ethanoate, which is a chemical compound with the formula C6H12O2. It is a colorless liquid with a sweet, fruity smell and is highly flammable. Butyl acetate is used as a solvent and a feedstock for the production of other chemicals.

There may be variations in the purity or quality of butyl acetate depending on its intended use and the production method used. For example, butyl acetate used as a solvent may be purified to a higher degree than butyl acetate used as a feedstock for the production of other chemicals.

 

How big is the Butyl acetate market

The global butyl acetate market is valued at billions of dollars and is expected to continue to grow in the coming years due to the increasing demand for butyl acetate as a solvent and a feedstock for the production of other chemicals. The Asia-Pacific region is the largest market for butyl acetate, followed by North America and Europe.

The demand for butyl acetate is driven by a number of factors, including the increasing use of butyl acetate as a solvent in the production of paints, coatings, inks, and adhesives, and the growing use of butyl acetate as a feedstock for the production of chemicals, such as butyl acrylate and 2-ethylhexanol.

According to https://oec.world/ :N-butyl acetate are the world’s 2913th most traded product.

In 2020, the top exporters of N-butyl acetate were Germany ($77.7M), China ($63.9M), United States ($58.2M), Singapore ($39.2M), and Russia ($37M).

In 2020, the top importers of N-butyl acetate were Vietnam ($40.2M), Italy ($35.4M), India ($31.1M), Mexico ($26.7M), and Germany ($15.9M).

 

Further information

 

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