Applications Of PTBBA In the Chemical Industry: A Comprehensive Overview

Posted on: May 25, 2023


PTBBA, known for its molecular formula C11H14O2, is a white crystalline solid that is highly stable and soluble in organic solvents. Its exceptional chemical properties make it a valuable component in many industrial applications. In the chemical industry, PTBBA is widely utilized due to its ability to enhance the performance and functionality of various products.

Properties And Characteristics Of PTBBA

This chemical compound with CAS number 98-73-7 has a melting point between 168.5 and 169.0 degrees Celsius. Its flashpoint is 180 degrees Celsius. With a ph level of 3.9, PTBBA is insoluble in water but highly soluble in alcohol and benzene. The flashpoint of this compound is 180 degrees celcius. This compound can absorb UV Spectra with a maximum of 237.5 NM

PTBBA has many properties that make it desirable for application in the chemical industry. Firstly, it possesses excellent thermal stability which means it can withstand high temperatures without degrading. Secondly, it is easily soluble in many organic solvents which make it compatible for use in a wide range of formulations. The reactivity of PTBBA also enables it to undergo various chemical reactions making it suitable for diverse applications.

Applications Of PTBBA In the Chemical Industry

PTBBA is an important solvent in urethane formulation. In addition to its low volatility, PTBBA is also used as an initiator for curing urethane resins and as an accelerator during some types of polymerization reactions.

∙ P-tert-butyl benzoic acid is used in the production of alkyd resin modifiers, cutting oils, lubricating oil additives, polypropylene nucleating agent and stabilizers. The amine salts are used as an oil additive to improve performance and prevent rust. The metal salts of 4 tert butyl benzoic acid are used with Alkali metals like potassium, magnesium, calcium and barium as PVC heat stabilizers’, antifreeze and corrosion inhibitors, lubricants, abrasives, paints and coating industries.

∙ 4- tert- Butyl benzoic Acid is used in the synthesis of Arylboronic Acids as dual-action FAAH and TRPV1 ligands. As well, used in the preparation of cellular chemical probes targetting PRC1 (polycomb repressive complex 1) for prostate cancer cells.

∙ PTBBA is used in the automobile industry to manufacture fuel tank linings and anti-corrosion coatings. Fuel tanks are made of steel or aluminium which corrode easily when exposed to water or other liquids.  That is why they are coated with a protective layer. 98-73-7 is one of the best materials for this purpose as it forms a strong barrier against aggressive chemicals.

What Is the Role of PTBBA In Producing Avobenzone?

PTBBA serves as a valuable starting material for transesterification reactions. In this process, PTBBA reacts with an alcohol, typically methanol, in the presence of a catalyst. The reaction results in the formation of methyl ester and a byproduct, which is usually water. Transesterification allows for the efficient conversion of PTBBA into methyl ester, which possesses desirable properties for various applications.

Once methyl ester is obtained, it becomes a crucial ingredient in the synthesis of avobenzone. Avobenzone is a widely used chemical compound in sunscreen formulations due to its ability to absorb harmful UV rays. The synthesis of avobenzone involves multiple steps, including the condensation of methyl ester with other reagents and the subsequent purification processes.

About Vinati Organics

Being one of the largest manufacturers and suppliers of para-tertiary butyl benzoic acid, Vinati Organics has helped many customers from small end users to large companies with their p-tert butyl benzoic acid supply requirements and can ship it in bulk to meet such needs. We manufacture high-quality pure PTBBA. We have a presence in more than 35+ countries in Europe, US and Asia. All our products are manufactured in 2 states of the art manufacturing facilities located in Maharashtra which are equipped with advanced technologies and adhere to green practices to minimize harm on the environment.

To make a sustainable difference, we invest in green technologies that mitigate the impact of climate change. We invest time and energy to ensure minimal affluents from our plants and adopt state of the art technologies to promote eco-friendly practices across the entire organization. All our production plants are ISO 14001 certified and conform to Environmental Management Standards.

Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) is one of the main pillars of our business strategy and we strive to maintain the highest levels of safety across all our operations. Right from manufacturing to disposal of products, we comply with the various safety and regulatory norms. We consider it our responsibility to ensure the safety of our employees and the  general public . That is why, we inform the public about the different safety standards we adopt at all our manufacturing plants.