Heptanoic Acid Price Trend and Forecast

Regional Price Overview

Get the latest insights on price movement and trend analysis of Heptanoic Acid in different regions across the world (Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa).

Heptanoic acid is made by oxidising heptaldehyde with nitric acid, potassium permanganate in alkaline aqueous solution or acetone solution, potassium dichromate and sulfuric acid, and carbonating the sodium and 1-chlorohexane reaction result. Throughout the fourth quarter of 2021, raw material nitric acid prices in Asia reflected a mix of sentiments.

After reaching record high estimates in the previous quarter, the price in China fell in the months of October and November. The drop in prices was accompanied by a drop in demand from the agrochemical sector. Many agrochemical and other chemical producers were forced to reduce their production by 50% as a result of the Dual Control strategy, which had a direct impact on the product's demand and pricing dynamics.

However, prices of nitric acid rose marginally in December, to roughly 480 USD/MT Ex Work Qingdao, owing to strong demand from the fertiliser sector and rising raw material costs. Volatility in raw material prices affected heptanoic acid prices as well.

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Heptanoic Acid, an aliphatic carboxylic acid, is a colourless liquid with a pungent odour. It is poorly miscible in water and is found to float on it as it is less dense than water. The product is a conjugate acid of a heptanoate. It has a flash point of about 200°F. It is a straight-chain saturated fatty acid that contributes to the preparation of esters in the fragrance industry.

Product Details

Report Features Details
Product Name Heptanoic Acid
Industrial Uses Synthesis of esters, Flavour and fragrance agents, Additive in cigarettes, Drugs and nutritional supplements, Intermediates, Corrosion inhibition, Lubricants, Floor coverings, Paints and coatings
Chemical Formula C7H14O2
Synonyms Enanthic acid, 111-14-8, n-Heptanoic acid, Oenanthic acid
Molecular Weight 130.18 g/mol
Supplier Database Ernesto Ventós, S.A, Arkema S.A, OXEA GmbH, Kalpsutra Chemicals Pvt. Ltd., Toronto Research Chemicals Inc, IOI Oleo GmbH
Region/Countries Covered Asia Pacific: China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, Iran, Thailand, South Korea, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Nepal, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, UAE, Israel, Hongkong, Singapore, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Australia, and New Zealand

Europe: Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy,  Spain, Russia, Turkey, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Belgium, Austria, Ireland Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Romania, Finland, Czech Republic, Portugal and Greece

North America: United States and Canada

Latin America: Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Columbia, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru

Africa: South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco
Currency US$ (Data can also be provided in local currency)
Supplier Database Availability Yes
Customization Scope The report can be customized as per the requirements of  the customer
Post-Sale Analyst Support 360-degree analyst support after report delivery

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Production Process

  • Production of Heptanoic Acid from Castor Oil via Decomposition; from Ricinoleic Acid via Pyrolysis and Air-Oxidation

In order to produce Heptanoic Acid from castor oil, the decomposition of esters obtained from castor oil takes place. In this process, the castor oil acid methyl ester decomposition is carried out in the presence of water vapour at 500-600°C to form oenanthal (heptanal) along with undecanoic acid methyl ester. After this, oenanthal is oxidised to produce Heptanoic Acid as the final product.


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