Hexonoic Acid



Naturally, hexanoic acid occurs in milk fats and essential oils of various plants. Hexanoic acid is used in the manufacture of artificial flavors, rubber chemicals, varnish driers, resins and pharmaceuticals. THLs technology produces hexanoic acid from methanol as carbon source. Hexanoic acid has potential to serve for different markets including premium lubricant market, (~1.6 MMTPA), hexene market (~2 MMTPA), and jet fuel (>$300 Billion).


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