Chloroprene Production Cost Analysis 2020
Chloroprene is a common name for 2-chlorobuta-1,3-diene. In appearance, chloroprene is a colourless volatile liquid that is almost exclusively utilised as a monomer to produce the polymer polychloroprene, which is a type of synthetic rubber. It also gives excellent rubber-to-metal bonds. Chloroprene tends to harden over time and undergoes degradation in the presence of some general chemicals like hydrochloric acid, acetone, xylene, acetic acid, and hydrogen peroxide. While its other properties are usually inferior to those of natural rubber, but it has superior chemical resistance.
Chloroprene is used widely for gaskets, cable jackets, tubing, seals, O-rings, tyre-sidewalls, gasoline hoses, and weather-resistant products such as wet suits and orthopaedic braces. It is also utilised as a base resin in adhesives, electrical insulations, and coatings.
Chloroprene is produced in three steps using 1,3-butadiene:
- Isomerization of part of the product stream
- Dehydrochlorination of 3,4-dichlorobut-1-ene.
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