ExxonMobil™ neo acids

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ExxonMobil neo acids exhibit highly branched structures in which the carboxylic group is attached to a quaternary carbon atom where R1, R2 and R3 are alkyl groups. The high steric hindrance provided by the neo acid structure imparts excellent thermal and hydrolytic stability in derivatives and also helps make neo acids a superior building block for coatings derivatives. 

Neo acids are used to produce a range of chemicals useful in:

  • Metal salts: adhesive promoter in tires, paint dryers, stabilizers
  • Chlorides: intermediates for fine chemicals
  • Peroxides as polymerization catalysts
  • Ethanolamine salts in metalworking fluids
  • Vinyl and glycidyl esters: specialty coatings
  • Direct application: corrosion inhibitors

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