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Cresols, Xylenols and Cresylic Acids

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary 6
Summary 7
Introduction 12
Manufacturing processes 16
Natural cresols 16
Synthetic cresols and xylenols 17
Alkali fusion of toluenesulfonates 17
Alkali hydrolysis of chlorotoluene 18
Cymene hydroperoxide cleavage 18
Methylation of phenolics 19
Demethanization of isophorone 19
Separation of (m,p)-cresol mixtures 19
Environmental issues 21
Supply and demand by region 22
United States 22
Producing companies 22
Salient statistics 23
Consumption 24
o-Cresol 25
–m-Cresol 27
p-Cresol 28
(m,p)-Cresols 29
Xylenols 30
Cresylic acids 31
Price 32
Trade 33
Imports 33
Exports 34
Canada 35
Consumption 35
Trade 36
Mexico 36
Consumption 36
Trade 37
Central and South America 37
Producing companies 37
Consumption 37
Trade 38
Western Europe 38
Producing companies 39
Salient statistics 40
Consumption 42
o-Cresol 43
–m-Cresol 44
p-Cresol 45
(m,p)-Cresols 46
Xylenols 47
Cresylic acids 47
Price 48
Trade 48
Imports 48
Exports 49
Central and Eastern Europe 50
Producing companies 51
Salient statistics 51
Consumption 54
Trade 54
Imports 54
Exports 55
Middle East 56
Africa 57
Producing companies 57
Salient statistics 58
Trade 58
Mainland China 59
Producing companies 59
Salient statistics 63
Production 65
Consumption 65
o-Cresol 66
–m-Cresol 67
p-Cresol 68
Xylenols 68
(m,p)-Cresols and cresylic acids 69
Price 69
Trade 69
Japan 71
Producing companies 71
Salient statistics 73
Production 74
Consumption 75
o-Cresol 76
–m-Cresol 77
p-Cresol 78
(m,p)-Cresols 79
2,6-Xylenol 8080
Other xylenols 81
Cresylic acids 81
Price 81
Trade 82
Other Asia 83
Producing companies 83
Salient statistics 84
Cresols and cresylic acids 85
Xylenols 89
Trade 92
India 92
Singapore 93
South Korea 93
Taiwan 94
Oceania 94
Producing companies 94
Salient statistics 94
Additional resources 96
Revisions 97
Data Workbook 98
Notice 99
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