Methanesulfonic acid (MSA), the simplest alkanesulfonic acid, is a hygroscopic colorless liquid or white solid, depending on whether the ambient temperature is greater or less than 20 ºC. It is very soluble in water and oxygenated solvents, but sparingly soluble in most hydrocarbons. In aqueous solution, it is a strong acid (completely ionized).
Methanesulfonic acid has two types, such as industrial grade (methanesulfonic acid 70%) and pharmaceutical grade (methanesulfonic acid 99%). Methanesulfonic acid 70% is mainly used in electroplating industry and methanesulfonic acid 99% is used in medicine. In 2016, global industrial grade methanesulfonic acid production took about 87.07%.
There are many manufacture methods in producing methanesulfonic acid. BASF’s technology is global leading and suitable for production of pharmaceutical grade methanesulfonic acid. Because of the patent protection, other companies can’t share this method.
Nowadays, global methanesulfonic acid production areas are mainly in Europe, USA and China. In 2016, Europe methanesulfonic acid production took about 62.86% with 56052 MT and it is the largest production region.
Global major manufacturers are BASF, Arkema Group, Oxon Italia and other small companies in China. BASF is a global leader company in this field. Also, manufacturers in China mostly produce industrial grade methanesulfonic acid. High-end products are concentrated in abroad.
Global methanesulfonic acid production increased from 75796 MT in 2012 to 89166 MT in 2016, with an average increase rate of 5.20% from 2012 to 2016. Price o ...
Table of Contents
2019-2024 Global Methanesulfonic Acid Consumption Market Report
1 Scope of the Report
1.1 Market Introduction
1.2 Research Objectives
1.3 Years Considered
1.4 Market Research Methodology
1.5 Economic Indicators
1.6 Currency Considered
2 Executive Summary
2.1 World Market Overview
2.1.1 Global Methanesulfonic Acid Consumption 2014-2024
2.1.2 Methanesulfonic Acid Consumption CAGR by Region
2.2 Methanesulfonic Acid Segment by Type
2.2.1 Pharmaceutical Grade
2.2.2 Industrial Grade
2.3 Methanesulfonic Acid Consumption by Type
2.3.1 Global Methanesulfonic Acid Consumption Market Share by Type (2014-2019)
2.3.2 Global Methanesulfonic Acid Revenue and Market Share by Type (2014-2019)
2.3.3 Global Methanesulfonic Acid Sale Price by Type (2014-2019)
2.4 Methanesulfonic Acid Segment by Application
2.4.3 Organic Synthesis