Alpha Olefin - LINEALENE

Through unique Idemitsu technology, grades with different carbon counts can be simultaneously produced. For our advanced processes, we received awards from the Institute of Petroleum and the Catalysis Society for the highest-level of high-purity manufacturing technology in the world. No impurities such as aromatic compounds or diolefin compounds are contained in our alpha-olefins. Internal olefins whose double bonds are shifted inside the straight chain are limited in quantity and the alpha olefins have a high level of purity.
 

 

Process Block Flow Diagram

Process Block Flow Diagram
 

 

 

Properties

PropertyUnit              C4                
1-Butene % 99.5<
n- and i-Butane % 0.2>
cis- and trans-Butene          % 0.3>

GradeC6C8C10C12C14C16C18
Chemical name1-
hexene
1-
octene
1-
decene
1-
dodecene
1-
tetradecene
1-
hexadecene
1-
oxtadecence
n-αolefin % 97.5< 96.5< 96< 95< 93.0< 91.2< 88.5<
Carbon number distribution % C6:99.8<         C8:99.8<      C10:99.6<       C12:99.6<          C14:99.4<             C16:99.2<            C18:99.2<              
Boiling point °C 62-64 123 166-174 208-216 245-255 276-289 305-319
Melting point °C -140 -102 -66 -35 -13 4 18
Dencity@20°C g/cm3 0.673 0.715 0.741 0.758 0.771 0.781 0.788
Flash point °C -26 10 45 87 113 135 159
Ignition temperature °C 310 280 270 275 265 - -
Aniline point °C     44 54 64 72 79

GradeC124C148C168
n-αolefin % - - -
Carbon number distribution        % C12:56±3          
C14:44±3
C14:35±4
C16:37±4           
C18:28±4
C16:57±3             
C18:43±3
Boiling point °C 211-255 246-319 276-319
Melting point °C -27 4 9
Dencity@20°C g/cm3 0.764 0.779 0.784
Flash point °C 91 125 141
Ignition temperature °C 265 - -
Aniline point °C 58 - 75

Carbon number distribution         Unit         C2024               
C18 % < 5
C20 % 40-60
C22 % 25-50
C24 % < 18
C26 and higher % < 1

 

 

Main applications for each grade

C4, C6 and C8 L-LDPE comonomers
C10 PAO
C12 PAO
Linear Alkyl Benzene, alcohol
C14-18 Alpha Olefin Sulfonate
Lubricants
Drilling oils
Alkenyl Succinic Anhydrides
C20-24 Lubricant additives

 

 

Niche Applications

C6-C12 Silicones
C8-C18 Epoxides
C12-C14 Metalworking fluids
C16-C18 Alkenyl succinic anhydrides

 

 

LINEALENE Availability

GradeBulk 400 to 900 ton lotsISO 15 to 18 ton lots
C4 Yes Yes
C6 Yes Yes
C8 Yes Yes
C10 Yes Yes
C12 Yes Yes
C14 Yes Yes
C16 No Yes
C18 No Yes
C124 No Yes
C148 No Yes
C168 No Yes
C20-24 Yes No

 

* Drums:We don't export in drums

* N.B. The data shown above was measured under specific conditions and has been verified for accuracy. Nevertheless, results in applications may differ depending on use and products may not perform for all recommended uses depending on use conditions. The content above is subject to change without notice. Figures of physical characteristics of other resins than the products have been referred from other catalogues and sources thereof.

* LINEALENE is trademarks registerd in Japan under the name of Idemitsu Kosan Co.,Ltd.