Chloromethane Production Cost Analysis 2021

Chloromethane, also known as methyl chloride, refrigerant-40, R-40, or HCC 40, is an organic compound with the chemical formula CH3Cl. 
It is a haloalkane, which is a colourless, odourless, and flammable gas. First scientists to synthesize Chloromethane were French chemists Jean-Baptiste Dumas and Eugene Peligot in the year 1835 by boiling a mixture of methanol, sulphuric acid, along with sodium chloride. A similar method of production is widely adopted today.

Chloromethane is an essential reagent in industrial chemistry. Large scale use of chloromethane includes manufacturing dimethyldichlorosilane and related organosilicon compounds. These compounds are produced via the direct process. Chloromethane is used as a methylating and chlorinating agent, e.g., in the production of methylcellulose.  It is also used as a local anaesthetic, as a  blowing and propellant agent in polystyrene foam production, as an intermediate in drug manufacturing, as a fluid for thermometric and thermostatic equipment, as an extractant for oils, greases, and resins, as a catalyst carrier in low-temperature polymerisation, and as a herbicide.

Procurement Resource provides an in-depth cost analysis of Chloromethane 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).


Chloromethane Production from Methanol
  • Chloromethane Production from Methanol

    The report is a detailed study of cost analysis of chloromethane produced by reaction of gaseous methanol with bubbling hydrogen chloride gas over an alumina catalyst at 350 °C. Water is produced as a by-product.

    Analysis Basis: Germany

    Period of Analysis: Q1 2021

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