Cumene Production Cost Analysis 2020

Cumene, also known as isopropyl benzene, 2-phenylpropane, or (1-methylethyl) benzene, is a colourless, volatile liquid having a gasoline-like odour. It is an organic compound and an aromatic hydrocarbon having an aliphatic substitution.  It is a natural component made of coal tar and crude oil, that can be used as a blending component in gasoline. It is a constituent of refined fuels as well and is a flammable colourless liquid, having a boiling point of 152 °C.

It is primarily used for the industrial production of phenol and acetone. It is cost-effective as it can be made from cheap starting materials such as benzene. Cumene can be air oxidized to cumene hydroxoperoxide, which is further acidified to form phenol and acetone, which are both commercially valuable products.

Nearly all the cumene that is manufactured as a pure compound on an industrial scale is converted to cumene hydroperoxide. Cumene is manufactured industrially by the Friedel–Crafts alkylation of benzene and propylene. Cumene producers account for nearly 20% of the international demand for benzene.

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