Butanediol intermediate

Butanediol intermediate reactive sites are its hydroxyl groups, which undergo all the typical reactions of alcohols. In addition to the condensation reactions noted above, it can be converted to simple esters, halides, dehydrated to tetrahydrofuran (THF) and dehydrogenated to gammabutyrolactone.

Application Information




Polyester Manufacturing

Adipic acid to yield polyesters with biodegradablility characterisitcs. Terephthalic acid to produce polybutylene terephthalate (PBT). Physical properties of butanediol intermediate make it useful as a plasticizer and humectant.

  • Reactivity
Polyurethane Manufacturing

Butanediol is used mainly as a co-monomer in classical diol-condensation reactions. Diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI) yielding polyurethane foams, elastomers and adhesives. 

  • Reactivity

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Formulations and Solution Properties

Boiling point: 228°C
Vapor pressure: <0.075mm Hg @ 24°C
Flash point: 139°C
Viscosity: 71.5 cP @ 25°C
Specific gravity: 1.017 @ 25°C



Butanediol intermediate chemical structure

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Product Types or Functions

General Manufacturing
Polyester Manufacturing, Polyurethane Manufacturing
Condensation Monomer, Reaction Solvent, Solvent