Chemicals

Kuraray has a wide range of specialty chemical products such as diols, alcohol solvents, cosmetic ingredients, as well as pharmaceutical and agrochemical intermediates. Kuraray produces C4, C5, and C8 derivatives by using a C4 fraction as the key raw material.

For more information, visit the KURARAY™ Isoprene website.

Isobutylene 

Isoprene Monomer

  • Isoprene (2-methyl-1.3-butadiene) is a common organic compound with the formula CH2=C(CH3)CH=CH2 and is used mainly to make synthetic rubber. Under standard conditions it is a colourless liquid. However, this compound is highly volatile because of its low boiling point. Isoprene is the monomer found in natural rubber and is also a common structure in a wide variety of other natural compounds, collectively termed terpenoids. Isoprene is a useful building block for various chemicals and intermediates.
  • Main areas of application: Baby bottle nipples, Toys, Medical equipment, Shoe soles, Tyres, Elastic films, Pharmaceuticals, Aroma chemicals

1,7-ODE

SQALANE 

tert-Butanol TBA

TBA-87

Prenol

Isoprenol (IPEA)

  • Isoprenol, also known as 3-methyl-3-butene-1-ol, is a hemiterpene alcohol. It is a clear, colourless liquid produced industrially as an intermediate to 3-methyl-2-butene-1-ol (prenol). It is used as a building block for aromatic chemicals and pharmaceutical active ingredients.
  • Main areas of application: Aroma chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Agrochemicals, Ploymers

Isoamylalcohol (IAA) 

MMB

  • A clear, colorless and completely water-soluble liquid with a mild odor.
    It is recognized as a human and environment friendly solvent, passed the US EPA’s DfE screen for solvents and is listed on Cleangredients due to its low toxicity profile.
  • Main areas of application: Printing, Pesticide, Electronics, Car, Household

 

OEA

Octyl Alcohol N-OA

Isoprene Glycol

3-Methyl-1, 5-Pentandiol MPD

1,9- Nonanediol NA 

Methylal

4-Methyltetrahydoropurane (MTHP)

  • 4-Methyltetrahydropyran (MTHP) is a novel hydrophobic cyclic ether solvent which proposes additional features against Tetrahydrofuran (THF), 2-Methyl THF and other solvents in numerous reactions.
  • Due to its high hydrophobicity, MTHP can be easily separated from water which can reduce emissions and wastewater.  MTHP can act as solvent for azeotropic dehydration as in ester or acetal synthesis where its high azeotropic water ratio results in higher dehydration yields. MTHP can be used under both, acidic and basic conditions. Its solvency is similar to THF, however MTHP can also dissolve polar materials. MTHP shows a higher boiling point compared to other ethers and can therefore be used at harsher conditions. Additionally, MTHP is more stable against autoxidation and has a better toxicity profile compared to THF.
  • Main areas of application: Organic relations, Esterification, Acetalization by azeotropic dehydration. Esterification using acid chlorides, Hydrogenation, Grignard reaction, Coupling reaction, Reduction metals, Alkyl Li reaction, Polymerizations, Coatings

MMB-AC

  • A clear, colorless and completely water-soluble liquid with a mild odor.
    It is recognized as a human and environment friendly solvent, passed the US EPA’s DfE screen for solvents and is listed on Cleangredients due to its low toxicity profile.
  • Main areas of application: Printing, Pesticide, Electronics, Car, Household

Methyl-3, 3-Dimethyl-4-Pentienate MPM

 

Isovaleraldehyde (IVL)

  • Isovaleraldehyde has a strong and unique smell but also works as an aroma chemical offering a dry, fruity, cocoa-like and nutty scent in extreme dilution. It is used as a building block for aroma chemicals and pharmaceutical active ingredients as well as an aroma chemical. This chemical can also be used to produce amino acid for medical applications.
  • Main areas of application: Aroma chemicals, Pharmaceuticals

CITRAL (CTL)

  • Citral (3.7-dimethyl-2.6-octadienal) is a pale yellow liquid with a lemony aroma. This chemical is found in concentrated form in lemongrass, lemon tea-tree, and lemon balm. It is used in many fragrance compositions where a lemon fragrance is required. Citral is also used as the basis for producing other aromatic chemicals and vitamin A.
  • Main areas of application: Fragrances, Air fresheners, Pharmaceuticals

2-Phenyl propanal 2P-2

OEL

ME-6K

Octylamine OAm

  • Polyurethane
  • Coatings, Sealants, Adhesives, and Elastomers
  • Agricultural chemicals
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Aroma chemicals
  • Solvents for Printing
  • Solvents for household products