Quality inorganic salts for complex and demanding processes

Petrochemicals and related intermediates remain some of the most essential building blocks of modern chemistry. Because of the complexity and scale of petrochemical processes, quality and reliability of inputs are essential for safe, efficient, and cost-effective operations. For this reason, inorganic salts manufactured by BASF in Ludwigshafen are the catalysts and additives of reference for the petrochemical industry globally.

Examples of applications include:

Anhydrous Aluminum Chloride

  • Lewis-acid catalyst in Friedel-Crafts reactions
  • Alkylation reactions
  • Acylation reactions
  • Ethylbenzene
  • Alkylbenzene
  • Cumene

Anhydrous Ferric Chloride

  • Lewis-acid catalyst in Friedel-Crafts reactions

Ammonium Carbonate

  • Production of heterocyclic compounds

Sodium Metabisulfite and Sodium Bisulfite

  • Purification and isolation of aldehydes and ketones

Sodium Nitrate and Sodium Nitrite

  • Cutting oils
  • Hydraulic fluids and lubricants

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Inorganics for petrochemicals

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Product Packaging Shelf Life
(months)
Appearance Attributes SDS TDS Share
Ammonium Carbonate
Food Grade 25 KG 6 Fine, colourless crystals with a strong ammoniacal odour. Product cakes during storage

Source of ammonia and CO2 through thermal decomposition

NH3 content 30.5 – 34.0 & CO2 content min. 55.6

TDS
S Grade with Magnesium Carbonate 25 KG 6 Fine, colourless crystals with a strong ammoniacal odour.

Mixture of ammonium carbonate (E503i) and magnesium carbonate (E504). Each fulfill separately the purity criteria for food additives set by Directive (EU) 231/2012.

NH3 content 30.5 – 34.0 & CO2 content min. 55.6

Anticaking agent (MgCO3)

Ferric Chloride
Anhydrous 998 KG, 60 KG Drum 12 Dark green to black crystalline powder

Strong oxidizing agent with hexagonal layer structure

FeCl3 content min. 98.7

TDS
Aluminum Chloride
Ground 1050 KG, 250 KG, 50 KG Drum 6 White to slightly yellow or grey hygroscopic material

Catalyst and flocculant

AlCl3 content min. 99.0

TDS
Screened 1000 KG, 230 KG, 50 KG 6 White to slightly yellow or grey hygroscopic material

Catalyst and flocculant

AlCl3 content min. 99.0

TDS
Sodium Nitrate
HQ FF Technical Grade 1000 KG, 25 KG 36 White, crystalline product

High purity product via synthetic manufacturing, perchlorate free

Sodium Nitrate content min. 99.5

TDS
Sodium Nitrite
HQ FF Technical Grade 1000 KG, 25 KG 36 White to slightly yellow crystalline product

High purity product via synthetic manufacturing

NaNO2 content min. 99.0

TDS
Sodium Metabisulfite
Technical Grade 25 KG, 500 KG, 1000 KG, 1250 KG 24 White or slightly yellowish, fine crystalline powder, with an odor of SO2

Low level of impurity and consistency

Na2S2O5 content 97.2 – 100.5

TDS

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