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Oxo Chemicals

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary 6
Summary 7
Introduction 4
Manufacturing processes 16
Propionaldehyde 16
Butyraldehydes 16
– Cobalt hydrocarbonyl catalyst 16
– Phosphine-modified cobalt catalyst 17
– Rhodium catalyst 17
Valeraldehydes 17
Higher aldehydes and alcohols 17
Carboxylic acids 18
– Oxo acids (derived from C6 and higher aldehydes) 18
– Neo acids 18
Supply and demand by region 20
United States 20
– Producing companies 20
– Production 23
– Consumption 23
– Propionaldehyde 24
– n-Propanol 25
– Propionic acid 28
– Trimethylolethane 29
– Dimethylolpropionic acid 30
– Other 31
– n-Butyraldehyde 31
– n-Butanol 32
– 2-Ethylhexanol 32
– Trimethylolpropane 33
– 2-Ethylhexanoic acid 34
– Polyvinyl butyral 35
– Methyl n-amyl ketone 35
– n-Butyric acid 36
– Other 36
– Isobutyraldehyde 37
– Condensation/esterification products 38
– Isobutanol 39
– Neopentyl glycol 39
– Isobutyric acid 41
– Isobutyl acetate 41
– Isobutylidene diurea 42
– Methyl isoamyl ketone 42
– Other 43
– Valeraldehyde 43
– 2-Propylheptanol 44
– Amyl alcohol 44
– Valeric acid 45
– Heptanoic and pelargonic acids (C7-C9 oxo acids) 46
– Branched oxo acids 49
– Neo acids 49
– Neodecanoic acid 50
– Neopentanoic acid 51
– Neononanoic acid 51
– C7-C13 plasticizer oxo alcohols 52
– Detergent oxo alcohols 53
– Price 53
– Trade 54
Canada 57
– Consumption 57
– Trade 57
Mexico 58
– Consumption 58
– Trade 58
Central and South America 60
– Producing companies 60
– Salient statistics 61
– Consumption 61
Western Europe 63
– Producing companies 63
– Production 65
– Consumption 65
– Propionaldehyde 66
– Propionic acid 67
– n-Propanol 68
– Other 68
– n-Butyraldehyde 68
– n-Butanol and 2-ethylhexanol (2-EH) 69
– 2-Ethylhexanoic and n-butyric acids 71
– Trimethylolpropane 72
– Polyvinyl butyral 72
– Other 73
– Isobutyraldehyde 73
– Isobutanol 74
– Neopentyl glycol 74
– Isobutylidene diurea 75
– Isobutyric acid and DL-pantolactone 75
– Valeraldehyde 75
– 2-Propylheptanol 76
– Amyl alcohol 77
– Valeric acid 77
– Heptanoic and pelargonic acids (C7-C9 oxo acids) 77
– Branched oxo acids 78
– Neo acids 78
– Neodecanoic acid 79
– Neopentanoic acid 79
– C7-C13 plasticizer oxo alcohols 79
– Detergent oxo alcohols 80
– Price 82
– Trade 82
– Imports 82
– Exports 83
Central and Eastern Europe 84
– Producing companies 84
– Salient statistics 85
– Consumption 85
Middle East 86
– Producing companies 86
– Salient statistics 87
– Consumption 87
Africa 88
– Producing companies 88
– Salient statistics 89
– Consumption 89
Japan 90
– Producing companies 90
– Production 91
– Consumption 92
– Propionaldehyde 93
– n-Butyraldehyde 94
– 2-Ethylhexanol 94
– n-Butanol 95
– Polyvinyl butyral 95
– Trimethylolpropane 96
– Other 96
– Isobutyraldehyde 97
– Neopentyl glycol 98
– Isobutanol 98
– Isobutylidene diurea 99
– DL-pantolactone 99
– Other 99
– Valeraldehyde 99
– Heptanoic and pelargonic acids (C7-C9 oxo acids) 99
– Branched oxo acids 99
– Neo acids 100
– C6-C13 plasticizer oxo alcohols 100
– Detergent oxo alcohols 100
– Price 101
– Trade 101
China 102
– Producing companies 102
– Salient statistics 106
– Consumption 107
– Propionaldehyde 108
– n-Propanol 108
– n-Propionic acid 109
– TME 109
– n-Butyraldehyde 109
– 2-Ethylhexanol 110
– n-Butanol 110
– Trimethylolpropane 110
– Polyvinyl butyral resin (PVB) 110
– Isobutyraldehyde 111
– Isobutanol 111
– Neopentyl glycol 111
– Other 112
– Valeraldehyde 112
– C7-C13 plasticizer oxo alcohols 112
– Trade 112
Other Asia 113
– Producing companies 113
– Salient statistics 115
– Consumption 116
– n-Butyraldehyde 117
– Isobutyraldehyde 118
– C7-C13 plasticizer oxo alcohols 118
Oceania 118
Additional resources 119
Revisions 120
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