Isoprene – the organic compound for synthetic rubber

Isoprene (2-methyl-1.3-butadiene) is a common organic compound with the formula CH2=C(CH3)CH=CH2 and is used mainly to make synthetic rubber. Under standard conditions it is a colourless liquid. However, this compound is highly volatile because of its low boiling point. Isoprene is the monomer found in natural rubber and is also a common structure in a wide variety of other natural compounds, collectively termed terpenoids. Isoprene is a useful building block for various chemicals and intermediates.
Class 3, Un 1218, Hs Code: 2901. 24...
  • Isoprene related polymers (cis-polyisoprene, trans-polyisoprene, liquid polyisoprene rubbers)
  • Isobutylene polymers (regular butyl, halogenated butyl rubbers)
  • Raw materials for urethanes (MPD (3-Methyl-1,5-Pentanediol), ND (1.9-Nonanediol))
  • Thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) (SiS block copolymers)
  • Solvent
  • Raw material for cosmetics (Isoprene Glycol)
  • Raw material for chemicals (butyl alcohol isobutene)
  • Agrochemical intermediate (Isoprenol, prenol, MPM)
  • Aroma chemicals (Citral)
Produced from isopentane (C5 stream) by dihydrogenation process in presence of catalyst.

min. 97% purity (BHT (agidol-1) stabilised)
( note to p.2 of specification: alkene type distribution for the top grade:
Butene content, max : 0,8%
Pentene content, max : 2,2%

min. 99% purity (TBC inhibitor stabilised)

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