Niacin Price Trends

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Chart Description

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

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

About Niacin

Niacin or Nicotinic acid is basically known as a water-soluble vitamin whose derivatives such as NADH, NAD, NAD+, and NADP play crucial roles in energy metabolism in the living cell as well as in DNA repair. Niacin can be easily found in a variety of whole and processed foods, with highest contents in fortified packaged foods, meat, poultry, red fish like tuna and salmon, lesser amounts in nuts, legumes, and seeds.

Chemical Formula of Niacin

  • C6H5NO2 or C5H4NCOOH

Synonyms:

  • 59-67-6
  • Pyridine-3-carboxylic acid
  • Nicotinic acid 
  • 3-Carboxypyridine

Molecular Weight

  • 123.11 g/mol

Industrial Uses:

  • Intermediates
  • Processing Aid in Food
  • Processing aid in animal feed

Production Process

  • Production of Niacin via Oxidation of 5-Ethyl-2-Methylpyridine.

In this process, 5-ethyl-2-methylpyridine is oxidised in an aqueous solution to nicotinic acid in a single-tube reactor by utilising an excess of nitric acid. The continuous process takes place somewhere around 230-270 °C. 

Supplier Database

  • Acros Organics
  • Charkit Chemical Company LLC
  • Penta Manufacturing Company

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Methodology

The displayed pricing data is 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).