Pentane is a hydrocarbon organic compound that has a gasoline-like odor and is usually burnt as a fuel. Pentane finds numerous industrial applications; for instance, it is used as an ingredient in the production of petroleum. Its primary application is in creating blowing agents, which are in turn used in manufacturing polyesters (foams). Pentane has three isomeric forms, i.e. iso-pentane, n-pentane and neo-pentane, which are generally used in blowing agents, electronic cleansing or as chemical solvents.
Pentane: Market Drivers and Challenges
The growth of the global pentane market can be attributed to the rapid adoption of automobiles across the globe, which in turn is estimated to step-up the adoption of gasoline.