What is Methyl isobutyl carbinol?

MIBC, also known as Methyl Isobutyl Carbinol is carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen-based organic Industrial Chemical produced from acetone.

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What is Methyl Isobutyl Carbinol used for?

Methyl Isobutyl Carbinol is primarily used as a frother in mineral flotation. Following are the application and strengths of this chemical:

  • MIBC is employed as a foaming agent during the flotation operations of various minerals and also while creating additives for lubricant oils.
  • Efficiency and yield of minerals can be increased by the use of MIBC due to its fast kinetics.
  • It is employed as a solvent in the extraction of essential oils that are used in perfumes.
  • It's commonly utilized in the processing of gold ores because of its capacity to create high-quality concentrates with high selectivity.
  • It's also used as a precursor to various plasticizers and in the production of braking fluids. 
  • It's often used as a diluting agent for hydraulic fluids.


What is the Chemical Formula of Methyl isobutyl carbinol?

The chemical formula of methyl isobutyl carbinol, commonly known as 4 - Methyl - 2 – Pentanol, is C6H14O.


Is Methyl Isobutyl Carbinol harmful to life?

Even though Methyl Isobutyl Carbinol is non-toxic and has no immediate or long-term health effects, it can irritate the eyes and nose and provoke anesthesia. If you accidentally inhale this chemical, lie down in a comfortable breathing posture and seek medical attention right away.


Where is Methyl Isobutyl Carbinol found? What does Methyl Isobutyl Carbinol look like?

Methyl Isobutyl Carbinol is produced in industries by reducing mesityl oxide in an acetic acid solution with platinum or over-reduced copper on asbestos.

Methyl Isobutyl Carbinol has a clear appearance similar to alcohol and is available in a liquid form with a strong unpleasant odor.

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What are the Hazardous effects of Methyl isobutyl carbinol?

Methyl Isobutyl Carbinol is a flammable liquid that can be hazardous when contacted with combustion products such as carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide.  Hence, it should be kept away from open flames, hot surfaces, and things that are incompatible with it, such as acids and strong oxidizers.


What are precautionary measures necessary to be taken to handle Methyl isobutyl carbinol?

Methyl Isobutyl Carbinol should only be stored and handled by a trained specialist to avoid any unwanted situations.

At all times, proper workplace hygiene measures and the usage of personal protective equipment are required.

Working in a well-ventilated environment is also equally crucial for handling this chemical.


What will happen if Methyl Isobutyl Carbinol is heated?

Heating this chemical is not advised because it is a flammable liquid with vapors that can form explosive combinations with air, resulting in flashbacks.


Is Methyl Isobutyl Carbinol a soluble compound?

MIBC has a low water solubility but is miscible in most organic solvents including ethanol and diethyl ether.


Where can I buy Methyl isobutyl carbinol?

Here at Camachem,  Methyl Isobutyl Carbinol is for sale. These chemicals can be supplied in Intermediate Bulk Drums (IBC) and steel drums of various capacities if you need a significant quantity. Camachem has been selling Methyl Isobutyl Carbinol directly to customers all over the world.

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How much does Methyl Isobutyl Carbinol cost?

The cost of raw materials, shipping, and other industrial inputs are generally a factor in the pricing. The price per tonne is estimated to be $2500.00.

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What is the PH of Methyl isobutyl carbinol?

Methyl Isobutyl Carbinol is generally basic, with a Ph of 9 to 10.5 in most cases.


Is Methyl Isobutyl Carbinol an electrolytic compound?

No, this compound is not an electrolyte because it does not dissociate into cations and anions when processed in a solvent.


Can Methyl Isobutyl Carbinol go down the drain?

Despite its high bio mobility, Methyl Isobutyl Carbinol is easily biodegradable and has a low likelihood of bioaccumulation. However, it should not be drained to sewer or water sources randomly. The disposal method varies with location, but it should be done under federal, state, and municipal regulations.


What is the difference between Methyl Isobutyl Carbinol (MIBC) and Sodium Isobutyl Xanthate (SIBX)?

Both are utilized as collectors in the mining industry, although their looks, availability, and production procedures differ. In its pure state, Methyl Isobutyl Carbinol is normally a liquid, whereas sodium isobutyl xanthate is crystallized or powdered. Similarly, how these compounds are used vary significantly.