What is 1,2-butadiene and what is it used for?
1,2-butadiene is a high-purity diolefin (so-called dienes or allenes) used mainly as a process additive (molecular weight regulator), e.g. in the production of special synthetic rubber types and as an intermediate in the synthesis of fine chemicals.
A few technical details:
1,2-butadiene is a highly reactive, highly flammable (liquefied) gas with good solubility in hydrocarbons as well as alcohols and ethers. Because of its high reactivity, 1,2-butadiene can be stabilized on request, using tertbutylpyrocatechol (TBC), which will allow prolonged transport without loss of quality. 1,2-butadiene must be stored under strictly controlled conditions at temperatures < 30 °C and in the absence of oxygen.
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Where is 1,2-butadiene produced and how is it transported?
In our state-of-the-art C4 Verbund, we process various exclusively C4-based raw material flows from steam crackers and refineries, such as crude-C4 (so-called CC4) or FCC-C4 (fluid catalytic cracking-C4). The high C4 purity of the intermediates enables the production of high-quality derivatives. The use of special purification and processing technologies safely eliminates any undesirable impurities. Our continuous production ensures the constant and reliable availability of our products. 1,2-butadiene is produced at Evonik's largest production site in Marl, Germany. We offer our customers 1,2-butadiene in tank containers and special containers.
How can you contact us?
Dr. Hinnerk Gordon Becker, Daniel Steidel and Sebastian Hotz are your contact persons for all matters concerning the product 1,2-butadiene. They will help you with any questions you may have on this subject. Are you interested in our product? Then contact Hinnerk Becker, Daniel Steidel or Sebastian Hotz by e-mail or via LinkedIn (Hinnerk Becker, Daniel Steidel, Sebastian Hotz).