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Cresols, Xylenols and Cresylic Acids

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary6
Summary7
Introduction12
Manufacturing processes16
Natural cresols16
Synthetic cresols and xylenols17
Alkali fusion of toluenesulfonates17
Alkali hydrolysis of chlorotoluene18
Cymene hydroperoxide cleavage18
Methylation of phenolics19
Demethanization of isophorone19
Separation of (m,p)-cresol mixtures20
Environmental issues21
Supply and demand by region22
United States22
Producing companies22
Salient statistics23
Consumption24
o-Cresol25
m-Cresol27
p-Cresol28
(m,p)-Cresols29
Xylenols30
Cresylic acids31
Price32
Trade33
Imports33
Exports34
Canada36
Consumption36
Trade37
Mexico38
Consumption38
Trade39
Central and South America39
Producing companies39
Consumption39
Trade40
Western Europe40
Producing companies41
Salient statistics42
Consumption44
o-Cresol45
m-Cresol46
p-Cresol47
(m,p)-Cresols48
Xylenols48
Cresylic acids49
Price49
Trade50
Imports50
Exports51
Central and Eastern Europe52
Producing companies53
Salient statistics53
Consumption55
Trade56
Imports56
Exports56
Middle East57
Africa58
Producing companies59
Salient statistics59
Trade59
China60
Producing companies60
Salient statistics64
Production65
Consumption65
o-Cresol67
m-Cresol68
p-Cresol69
Xylenols69
(m,p)-Cresols and cresylic acids70
Price70
Trade70
Japan72
Producing companies72
Salient statistics74
Production75
Consumption76
o-Cresol77
m-Cresol79
p-Cresol80
(m,p)-Cresols81
2,6-Xylenol82
Other xylenols82
Cresylic acids82
Price83
Trade83
Other Asia86
Producing companies86
Salient statistics87
Cresols and cresylic acids88
Xylenols92
Trade94
India94
Singapore96
South Korea97
Taiwan98
Oceania99
Producing companies99
Salient statistics99
Additional resources100
Revisions101
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