Butanal Production Cost Analysis 2020

Butyraldehyde, better known as butanal, is an organic compound, which is an aldehyde derivative of butane. It is a member of the class of botanicals consisting of propane bearing a formyl substituent at the 1-position. This compound is a colourless, flammable liquid with an unpleasant smell. Butanal is soluble with most organic solvents. After prolonged exposure to air, it oxidises to form butyric acid. Its boiling point is about 75.7°F. Its vapours are heavier than air.

Butanal was traditionally produced by hydroformylation, catalysed by cobalt carbonyl and rhodium complexes of triphenylphosphine. It can be manufactured by the catalytic dehydrogenation of n-butanol. It can also be produced commercially by the catalytic hydrogenation of crotonaldehyde, which is derived from acetaldehyde. It can be used as a biomarker, an Escherichia coli metabolite, and a mouse metabolite. Butanal finds its applications as an intermediate in the manufacturing of pharmaceuticals, pesticides, crop protection products, antioxidants, tanning auxiliaries, and perfumes. It also finds applications as a food additive.

Procurement Resource provides an in-depth cost analysis of Butanal production. The report incorporates the manufacturing process with detailed process and material flow, capital investment, operating costs along with financial expenses and depreciation charges. The study is based on the latest prices and other economic data available. We also offer additional analysis of the report with detailed breakdown of all cost components (Capital Investment Details, Production Cost Details, Economics for another Plant Location, Dynamic Cost Model).


Butanal Production from Propylene via Hydroformylation

Butanal Production from n-Butanol via Dehydrogenation

Butanal Production from Crotonaldehyde via Hydrogenation

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