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What does mtbe do in gasoline and how is it produced

August 26, 2022

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MTBE (methyl tert-butyl ether) is the English abbreviation of methyl tert-butyl ether. It is an important raw material for gasoline blending. MTBE and gasoline can dissolve in each other in any proportion to improve the octane number of gasoline. It is mainly used as gasoline additive and has excellent properties. It can improve the antiknock property, improve the octane number, and can also crack to produce isobutene. It has good miscibility with gasoline, less water absorption, and no pollution to the environment. It can be used as an analytical solvent and extractant. It is used as a remover in chromatography, especially in high pressure liquid chromatography. Ethanol and the like form azeotropes. Methyl tert-butyl ether also has a mild anesthetic effect.
Chemical formula: C5H12O
Molecular weight: 88.148
CAS number: 1634-04-4
EINECS Number: 216-653-1
The production passes through the cylindrical reaction unit, and the raffinate C4, isobutylene is mixed with methanol according to the calculated ratio (generally the ratio of alcohol to ene is 1.02), and then passed through the catalyst bed of strong acid cation exchange resin (S-type resin) at a certain temperature. Under and pressure, the addition reaction of isobutene and methanol in C4 occurs to generate MTBE.

In the first half of this year, due to the fluctuation of international crude oil prices, the market and gasoline market were boosted, and prices were supported by high prices.

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MTBE downstream merchants had a better mentality, and the market demand had recovered. The downstream purchasing sentiment was strong, and the market trading atmosphere was good. Smooth shipments, coupled with the tight supply of MTBE raw materials, and strong support in terms of cost, MTBE prices remained at a lower position after continuous declines, manufacturers were more willing to support prices, and MTBE prices rose broadly.

In the first half of this year, due to multiple influences such as high crude oil and refined oil prices, tight overseas supply and demand, and high foreign and domestic price differences, the price of MTBE was close to a historical point. Under the booming MTBE market, many manufacturers are also actively responding to export orders.

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