3-(Methylmercapto)Propionaldehyde Price Trend and Forecast

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3-(Methylmercapto)Propionaldehyde is a foul-smelling colourless liquid belonging to the class of aliphatic sulfides. As a flammable liquid, it is moderately toxic and a prominent irritant. It is readily soluble in alcoholic solvents but is immiscible in water. Methional is a common flavouring agent in the food additive industry.

Product Details

Report Features Details
Product Name 3-(Methylmercapto)Propionaldehyde
HS CODE 2930909190
CAS Number 3268-49-3
Industrial Uses Flavouring Agent, Additives, Polymers, Surfactants, Pharmaceutical Drugs
Chemical Formula C4H8OS
Synonyms 3-(Methylthio)propionaldehyde, Methional, 3-methylsulfanylpropanal, 4-thiapentanal
Molecular Weight 104.17 g/mol
Supplier Database DuPont, Eastman Chemical Company, BASF SE, Perstorp Holding AB, Celanese
Region/Countries Covered Asia Pacific: China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, Iran, Thailand, South Korea, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Nepal, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, UAE, Israel, Hongkong, Singapore, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Australia, and New Zealand

Europe: Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy,  Spain, Russia, Turkey, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Belgium, Austria, Ireland Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Romania, Finland, Czech Republic, Portugal and Greece

North America: United States and Canada

Latin America: Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Columbia, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru

Africa: South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco
Currency US$ (Data can also be provided in local currency)
Supplier Database Availability Yes
Customization Scope The report can be customized as per the requirements of  the customer
Post-Sale Analyst Support 360-degree analyst support after report delivery

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Production Processes

  • Production of 3-(Methylmercapto)propionaldehyde from Methionine; from Methanethiol and Acrolein

A liquid substrate mixture containing methyl mercaptan and a catalyst reacts with the acrolein feed stream in the contact zone. Thus, the product mixture is subjected to a fraction further to get the desired methional. The non-condensable gas is recycled and sent to the contact zone, making this process a continuous preparation.


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