What is Methyl Isobutyl Carbinol?


Methyl Isobutyl Carbinol is an industrial chemical made up of the elements carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. Methyl Isobutyl Carbinol is also known by the trading name of 4-Methyl-2-Pentanol and abbreviated as MIBC. It is of a clear appearance similar to that of alcohol.

This chemical has many industrial uses but largely it is used as a frother in mineral flotation in the mining industries.

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Methyl Isobutyl Carbinol Uses


Methyl Isobutyl Carbinol is an extremely useful chemical. It is a mining chemical most popularly used in the mining industry. Its uses are:

  • Methyl Isobutyl Carbinol is majorly used as a frother in mineral flotation process.
  • As a solvent it is used in organic synthesis.
  • It is used in the production of lubricant oils like brake fluid.
  • It acts as a precursor to some plasticizers.
  • It is widely used in the processing of gold ores.
  • It is used in the extraction of essential oils which are used in fragrances.
  • It is also used as a diluting agent for hydraulic fluids.

Is Methyl Isobutyl Carbinol Safe?


Methyl Isobutyl Carbinol is considered safe because the chemical is non-toxic. Exposure to this chemical does not have any acute or chronic health effects. According to the MSDS of MIBC, it can cause irritation to the eyes and nose and may cause anesthesia. Prolonged contact may cause irritation and breaking of skin. Proper storage and disposal of MIBC needs to be taken into consideration in order to avoid any unwanted effects.

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How is Methyl Isobutyl Carbinol Made?


Industrially, Methyl Isobutyl Carbinol is made by reduction of mesityl oxide in acetic acid solution with platinum or over reduced copper on asbestos.

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Which Countries Manufacture Methyl Isobutyl Carbinol in Bulk?


The consumption of Methyl Isobutyl Carbinol has increased dramatically across the world, especially in the developing countries. Therefore, its huge demand has led to a surge in companies that produce it. The main producers of MIBC are:

  • China
  • USA
  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • Japan

How is Methyl Isobutyl Carbinol Exported?


Methyl Isobutyl Carbinol is shipped in:

  • Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC) drum/tank with 830kg capacity
  • Steel drums with 165kg weight capacity per drum.
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What is the Latest Methyl Isobutyl Carbinol Price?


As Methyl Isobutyl Carbinol is a commodity product, the price usually changes depending on the price of raw materials, logistics and other related industrial inputs such as labor and taxes. In order to get the latest price of MIBC, please contact us and we will provide a quotation right up to your country.

Where to Buy Methyl Isobutyl Carbinol?


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