Isobutylene is used in the production of a variety of products. It is alkylated with butane to produce isooctane or dimerized to disobutylene (DIB) and then hydrogenated to make isooctane, a fuel additive.
Isobutylene is also used in the production of methacrolein. Polymerization of isobutylene produces butyl rubber (polyisobutylene or PIB). The most important application of butyl rubber is the manufacture of tires for cars and other vehicles. Other applications of butyl rubber, polybutene and polyisobutylene are lubricants (motor oils), adhesives, sealants and coatings. Isobutylene is also used for the production of anti-oxidants, fragrances and gas odorized products.
- Isobutene is more versatile than hydrogen, making it perfect for jet fuels and gasoline additives.
- It can be used for production of methacrolein
- Can be used for making butylated hydroxytoluene, which is an antioxidant product used in food additives
|Grade 2.0||Grade 2.5|
|Other Hydrocarbons||< 4500 ppmv|
|H2O||< 3 ppmv|
|Sulfur||< 1 ppmv|
|Chemical & Physical Properties|
|Specific Volume||6.90 cu. ft/lb|
|Flammability Limits in Air||1.8-9.6%|
|Pressure @ 70° F||24 psig|
|Valve Outlet||CGA 510|
|DOT No.||UN 1055|
|DOT Label||Flammable Gas|
|Cylinder Size||Fill Weight (lbs)|
**Moisture level guaranteed only when Electronic Fluorocarbons prepares the cylinders.
All concentrations are on a mol/mol basis unless otherwise stated.
Product sold on the basis of total impurities. Individual impurities may vary slightly.
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