Acrolein Price Trend

The global market had changed due to increased demand for acrolein, which was based on raw material availability and its diverse applications in numerous sectors around the world. Rapid rise in the plastic and polymer industries, followed by increased demand in agrochemicals, were some other important causes that boosted acrolein demand. Acrolein also was widely used in chemical plants as a critical step in the production of acrylic acid and methionine. Acrylic acid polymers were used to make emulsifiers, coatings, and adhesives in enormous quantities. The market's wide range of applications was a major driver of revenue growth.

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

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

About Acrolein:

Acrolein, a colourless liquid, is the simplest form of unsaturated aldehyde. It has a pungent acrid smell. Acrolein is usually prepared from propylene at a commercial scale. Several useful compounds are produced from acrolein including amino acid methionine and it is also utilised as a biocide in industries.  

Chemical Formula of Acrolein

  • C3H4O


  • 107-02-8
  • Propenal
  • 2-Propen-1-one
  • 2-Propenal
  • Acrylaldehyde
  • Acrylic aldehyde
  • Allyl aldehyde

Molecular Weight

  • 56.06 g/mol

Industrial Uses

  • Biocide
  • Chemical precursor 
  • oil and gas industry 
  • Herbicide 
  • Polymerisation 
  • Fixative 

Production Processes

  • Production of Acrolein via Oxidation of Propene ; from Acrolein; via Decomposition of Glycerol; and via Condensation of Formaldehyde and Acetaldehyde

In this process, production of  Acrolein from propene takes place with the help of oxidation. Propene is oxidised in the presence of air and the reaction requires metal oxides as the heterogeneous catalysts, which produces Acrolein as the final result. 

Supplier Database

  • Evonik Industries GmbH
  • Hubei Shengling Technology Co., Ltd.

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The displayed pricing data i derived through weighted average purchase price, including contract and spot transactions at the specified locations unless otherwise stated. The information provided comes from the compilation and processing of commercial data officially reported for each nation (i.e. government agencies, external trade bodies, and industry publications).

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