Methylisobutylcarbinol

Product
chemical structure of MIBC

MIBC (Methylisobutylcarbinol) is a colorless liquid C6 branched alcohol. It is used in the synthesis of lub oil addtives (ZDDP) for anti-wear and anti-corrosion.

 

It is also commonly used as a large range flotation frother in copper (polymetallic) and coal minings.

 

MIBC can also be used in coatings or fine chemistry

Identity

CAS number
108-11-2
Chemical name
4-methyl-2-pentanol
Common name
MIBC

Properties

  • Purity (% by weight) : ≥ 98,5
  • Appareance at 20°C : clear liquid free from suspended materials
  • Density at 20°C (g/cm3) : 0,806 - 0,808
  • Boiling point at 1013 Pa : 131,7°C
  • Flash point (closed cup) : 41°C
  • Water solubility at 20°C

MIBC in water (mass fraction) : 1,7%

Water in MIBC (mass fraction) : 5,8%

  • Hansen solubility parameters at 25°C

δt = 19,8

δd = 15,2

δp = 2,4

δh = 12,4

Geographic availability

Worldwide

Markets

  • Automotive and transportation
    • Lubricants
  • Chemical and plastics industry
    • Lubricants
  • General industry
    • Lubricants
    • Mining

Applications

  • Building block
  • Flotation frother
 
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