Acetyl Oxide Price Trend

Soaring feedstock acetic acid prices pushed up the acetyl oxide market as cost of transportation from China to other Asian countries rose. On March 11th, the chemical's price had risen to 1275 USD/MT, up 20.62 percent from the day before's price of 1057 USD/MT. The product's supply has reduced as a result of increased crude oil and natural gas prices as a result of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, causing regional market sentiment to deteriorate. The fermentation of China's energy crisis, as well as the rising upstream methanol industry, drove the Chinese acetyl oxide market. Rising upstream natural gas prices and soaring demand from downstream dyes industries in other areas, such as Europe and the United States, are constraining acetyl oxide markets.

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Procurement Resource provides prices of Acetyl Oxide for several regions around the globe, which are as follows:

  • North America
  • South America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East
  • Africa

About Acetyl Oxide

Acetyl Oxide is the most commonly used reagent in organic synthesis because it is the simplest isolable anhydride of a carboxylic acid. It is mainly used to convert cellulose to cellulose acetate,which is a component of photographic film and other coated materials and is used in the production of cigarette filters. It is also used to make aspirin and as a wood preservative to make longer-lasting wood.

Chemical Formula:

  • C4H6O3
  • Synonyms
  • Acetyl acetate
  • 108-24-7
  • Acetanhydride
  • Acetyl anhydride
  • Ethanoic anhydride
  • Acetic oxide

Molecular Weight:

  • 102.09 g/mol

Industrial Uses:

  • Adhesives and sealant chemicals
  • Intermediates
  • Solvents (which become part of product formulation or mixture)
  • Used as a drying agent during a reaction
  • Viscosity adjustors

Production Processes:

  • Production of Ethanoic Anhydride from Acetic Acid and Acetone; from Methyl Acetate

Acetyl oxide is synthesised in two steps from acetic acid and acetone. Acetone is pyrolyzed to produce ketene, which is then combined with acetic acid to produce acetyl oxide.

Supplier Database:

  • Celanese
  • BP Chemicals
  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • BASF
  • Jubilant Life Sciences
  • DuPont
  • PetroChina Ltd.

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