Specialties - Technical Specialties

Our oxo oils and our linear oligomers, as well as our Phosphite Ligand are components for numerous industrial products and procedures.



Oxo oils:
HS9, LS9, LS13

Linear oligomers:
Di-n-butene, Tri-n-butene, Tetrabutane, Tetrabutene

Phosphite Ligand:
OxoPhos®  17

our logistc options

We offer the following means of transportation of oxo oils and linear oligomers to our customers according to product:
- Trucks
- Barges
- Seagoing Vessels

Main applications

Oxo oils are applied in industries such as water treatment and as a diluting agent in textile. Tetrabutane and Tetrabutene are used as auxiliary agents in paper production or metal processing. 

Di-n-butene and Tri-n-butene are intermediates for production of high value products, e.g. alcohols, paraffins, acids.

benefit to our customers

High purity of our intermediates facilitates the production of high-value derivatives for our customers. Our dedicated continuous production warrants constant availability and reliable supply.

Fun facts about us
  • Our specialty products can be found in a multitude of items including chewing gum, hairspray, and even our everyday clothes.

  • Our specialties were developed as a result of our dedication to sustainability.


Are you looking for a short overview about all our specialties? Have a look at our new flyer!

Specialties Flyer  (pdf, 500 KB)
OxoPhos® 17 

Our OxoPhos® 17 (BIPHEPHOS) is an important organic diphosphite ligand. More information about the product and the crystal structure are now available in the IUCr database:

Structure description BIPHEPHOS

Dr. Hinnerk Becker

Specialties - Technical Specialties

About Evonik
Evonik is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals. The focus on more specialty businesses, customer-oriented innovative prowess and a trustful and performance-oriented corporate culture form the heart of Evonik’s corporate strategy. They are the lever for profitable growth and a sustained increase in the value of the company. Evonik benefits specifically from its customer proximity and leading market positions. Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world with more than 32,000 employees. In fiscal 2018, the enterprise generated sales of €13.3 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of €2.15 billion.

About Performance Materials
The business line Performance Intermediates is part of the Performance Materials Segment which is managed by Evonik Performance Materials GmbH. The segment focuses its global activities on developing and manufacturing polymer materials and intermediates, especially for use in agriculture and in the rubber and plastics industry. This segment employed about 4,100 employees, and generated sales of around €3.98 billion in 2018 from continuing operations.  

About Performance Intermediates – Specialties – Technical specialties
Performance Intermediates is a major producer of C4-based materials for the rubber, plastics and specialty chemicals markets. Within the market segment Specialties, we offer different products such as tetrabutene, tetrabutane as well as our oxo oils HS9, LS9 and LS13, which are applicable in numerous industrial sectors.