General Information and Properties
Iso butyl benzene or IBB is a colourless, respiratory irritant and flammable chemical compound with the molecular formula C10H14. It has a specific gravity of around 0.852. Another name for Iso Butyl benzene or IBB is 2-methyl-1-phenylpropene. It is manufactured out of toluene, propylene, methanol, potassium carbonate, sodium among other chemicals.
Appearance: Clear, colourless liquid
Boiling point: 175.4 °C
CAS Number: 538-93-2
Density: 0.852 g/cm3
Melting Point: -51 °C
Molar Mass: 144.22 g/mol
IUPAC Name: 2-Methylpropylbenzene
Physical State: Liquid (at room temperature)
Solubility: Soluble in ether, alcohol, benzene and ethanol. It is insoluble in water.
Other synonyms: 2-Methyl-1-phenylpropane, Isobutylbenzene,99% 1-Phenylisobutane, isobutyl benzene (2-methyl propyl)-benzene
Product Name: Iso Butyl Benzene
Molecular formula C10H14
IBB is a basic raw material, used in the pharmaceutical and perfumery industries.We have a record purity level of 99.8%,vis-à-vis the prevailing international standard of 99.5%.
IBB (CAS No. 538-93-2) is a basic raw material used in the pharmaceutical and perfumery industry.
Vinati Organics Limited is the largest manufacturer of Iso butyl benzene in the world with some of the highest purities necessary for the pharmaceutical industry. It is a basic raw material for manufacturing Ibuprofen, an anti-inflammatory analgesic bulk drug, widely used across the US, Europe and Asia
|It is used in the pharmaceutical industry||It is a basic raw material for manufacturing Ibuprofen, an anti-inflammatory analgesic bulk drug, widely used across the US, Europe and Asia.|
How is it manufactured?
The production of IBB involves the reaction of toluene with propylene in the presence of a sodium/potassium alloy (NaK2) catalyst. A mixture of IBB and NBB (n-butylene) is then produced with IBB predominating. This reaction is performed batch-wise using a mixture of fresh and recycled catalyst phases. The materials produced in the reaction can otherwise coat the catalyst and reduce its effectiveness.
It is reasonable to assume that pure iso butyl benzene will be produced through this reaction as the unit operations for this process design do not differ greatly from current commercial practice.
Vinati Organics is one of the topmost iso butyl benzene manufacturers and suppliers in India. We supply organic IBB to a broad range of industrial markets including institutional cleaning, personal care, oil fields, agriculture, lubricants, marine industry, marine industry, metalworking, chemical industry coating markets and even households. Commercially sold isobutyl benzene can have a very broad range of impurities depending on the purity of propylene used in the reaction with toluene that forms isobutyl benzene, the starting material of ibuprofen. The organic IBB by Vinati Organics is offered at a very competitive price with a record purity of 99.8% which is very close to the prevailing international standards of 99.5%.