EINECS No.: 200-857-2
UN No.: 1969
DOT Class: 2.1
Grade Standard: Industrial Grade, Refrigerant Grade
R600a, also known as CARE? 10, is refrigerant grade Isobutane, a
natural, or "not in kind", refrigerant suitable for use in a range
of refrigeration applications.
The use of R600a is increasing due to its low environmental impact
and excellent thermodynamic performance and it is now the
refrigerant gas of choice in domestic and small commercial
It is non-toxic with zero ODP (Ozone Depletion Potential) and very
low GWP (Global Warming Potential).
1. It is mainly used for the production of isooctane by
isomerization with isobutylene as a octane number improver for
gasoline. The cracking can be made of isobutylene and propylene.
Alkylation of n-butene with propylene to alkylate gasoline.
Methacrylic acid, acetone and methanol can be prepared. Also can be
used as a refrigerant.
2. High purity isobutane is mainly used as standard gas and the
preparation of special standard mixture.
3. For the synthesis of isooctane, as a gasoline octane number
improver for the preparation of isobutylene, propylene, methacrylic
acid, used as a refrigerant.