CHEMICAL PRICES

CHEMICAL PRICES

As of March 26, 1998

Quotations are based on prices reported in the market or obtained from suppliers and other sources. They do not necessarily represent prices at which transactions have actually occurred. Price ranges represent quotations of different producers, as well as differences in quality or location.

Prices and products appear as follows:

Monday: Botanicals-Spices, Balsams-Gums, Waxes, Naval Stores.

Tuesday: Aromatic Chemicals, Essential Oils, Plastics Materials and Synthetic Textiles.

Wednesday: Aromatic Solvents, Coating Resins, Coaltar Crudes, Dry Colors, Intermediates, Paint Materials and Pigments.

Thursday: Heavy Volume Chemicals, Acids, Dyeing-Tanning Materials, Fertilizers, Insecticides.

Friday: Fine Chemicals, Acids, Vitamins, Paraffin Wax.

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FINE CHEMICALS

Prices are dollars per pound unless otherwise specified and represents quantity differentials.

Low High

Alcohol butyl,synthetic,delivered,

secondary, t.t, bulk .50- .54

Alcohol ethyl bulk, dlvd, E.C.

190 proof, pure, t.t, gal 2.61- 2.65

200 proof 2.80- 2.90

Alcohol isopropyl

91%, tanks, bulk .36

99% .34- .36

Ammonium acetate,

purified crystal, t.l 1.33- 1.40

Bromides, f.o.b. plant

Ammonium, photograde

crystalline, t.l 1.12

Calcium, 52% solution .35- .37

Potassium, photogrd,tl 1.20

Sodium, photo., crystalline 1.15

Bromine, bulk .61

Caffeine, t.l.

Imp syn USP crys/pwd anhyd 8.00

Camphor USP

Pwd 3.30

Citrate

Potassium USP gran. bags 1.07- 1.15

Sodium USP gran. bags .80- .87

Codeine, kilo

Phosphate USP, 25k pgks 1040.00

Sulfate USP 1840.00

Codliver oil, gallon 12.50- 13.00

Cream of tartar NF, gran/pwd 2.40

Ephedrine, hydrochloride, kilo

crystal 95.00- 136.00

Sulfate USP 112.00- 146.00

Psuedoephedrine hydrochloride

crystal 88.50- 97.50

Sulfate USP crystal 90.50- 99.50

Ethyl acetate, synthetic

85-88%, bulk .57

99% .57

Gelatin edible 200 blm 2.50- 2.65

250 bloom 2.65- 2.80

300 bloom 2.80- 3.00

Gluconates, t.l.

Calcium, USP 2.60

Ferrous, USP 2.65

Potassium, USP 1.65- 1.79

Sodium, technical .66

Glycerine, USP

+ 99.7% .60

Glycerophosphates

Calcium, kilo 20.00

Sodium, kilo 19.40

Hydrocortisone, gram .97- 1.00

Hydroquinone, photograde, tl 4.87

Iodine

Crude, kilo 20.00- 25.00

Iodides, ton lots

Potassium, pd. 13.00- 13.50

Sodium, pd. 14.00- 14.50

Lanolin

Cosmetic, drums 1.20- 1.22

Pharmaceutical, drums 1.20- 1.22

Lithium

Carbonate, tech, pwd, t.l. 1.96

granules, t.l. 2.01

Chloride, crystal anhyd. 4.91

l-Lysine monohydrochloride

- feed grade, t.l, dlvd .93

Magnesium carbonate

Technical, light, bags,tl .93

USP, light 1.11

USP, heavy 1.20

Magnesium oxide, USP

Heavy 1.56

Light 2.64

Menthol

Chinese 26.00

+ Indian 18.00

Monosodium glutamate,t.l, bags .75- .76

Morphine, sulfate USP k 1300.00

Niacinamide

USP, drums, kilo 9.00- 9.50

Feed grade, 5,000 k's 8.50

Neomycin sulfate

Commercial,micronized, k 110.00

USP, milled, kilo 94.00

Penicillin (sterile per bou.)

Procaine 67.50

Penicillin (sterile per bou.)

Procaine 67.00

Phenobarbital USP,500k lots 80.00

Phenolphthalein

White, ACS-USP, 50-500 k's 10.50

Tech., 200+ kgs, p.k. 16.85

Potassium hydroxide, NF pellets 2.12- 2.37

Propylene glycol USP,bulk .68

Resorcinol, USP crystal, kilo 22.94

Saccharin FCC(1,000-lb. lots)

Insoluble 5.10

Sodium, spray dried, pwd. 4.70

Sodium soluble gran 3.23

Sodium

Ascorbate, USP, kilo 10.00- 16.75

Benzoate t.l. drums .83- .99

Sorbitol USP, 70% solution .40

Strontium nitrate, f.o.b. Ga. .50- .51

Sulfanilamide NF, 50-450 k's 36.50

Sulfathiazole USP, 50-250 k's 43.50

Thymol, NF 6.80

White mineral oils, t.l, gal 3.10- 4.40

ACIDS

Acetic, glacial, tech. .36- .41

USP .39- .44

Acetylsalicylic, aspirin, USP

t.l., drums 3.55

Benzoic, technical .64

Citric, USP

granular crystal, anhydrous .85

Erythorbic, granular, t.l 5.50- 5.60

Fumaric, food grade, t.l. .79- .82

Gallic, 50 kg drm, t.l pk 41.89

Gluconic, 50% tech., t.l. drums .48

Hydrochloric/Muriatic, E. ton

20 Be. 100.00- 115.00

22 107.00- 125.00

Lactic USP,food grd .83- .88

Malic, food grd FCC NF gran .83- .85

p-Aminobenzoic USP, 50 k's 23.00

p-Aminosalicylic USP,500 drms 79.80

Sorbic, pwd., t.l., drums 4.20

Stearic

90%, flake, tl,bags .62- .69

Triple pressed, pwd .50- .76

Tannic

Food grade, t.l, p.k. 26.23

Technical, pwd, t.l, p.k 19.34

Tartaric NF, bags, t.l. 3.10

VITAMINS

Beta carotene, 30% suspension, kilo 192.00

Beta tech, 20%, kilo 202.00

Folic, USP, kilo 145.00

Niacin, NF, drums, kilo 9.25

Vitamin A acetate, type 500, k 60.75

Vitamin A palmitate type 500, kilo 64.75

Vitamin A, liquid, palm. 1.7 91.50

Vitamin B-1, thiamine

hydrochloride, kilo 28.00

Vitamin B-2, riboflavin, USP, kilo 71.00

Vitamin B-5, calcium

pantotheonate, USP, kilo 26.50

Vitamin B-6, pyridoxine

hydrochloride, kilo 28.00

Vitamin B-12 crystal, gram 8.75

Vit C, l-ascorbic acid,USP k 14.00

Vitamin D-3 850, kilo 140.25

Vitamin E, di-a-tocopherol acetate

liquid, USP, FCC, kilo 39.50

PARAFFIN WAX

128/130 deg. AMP

Liq. tks.refinery f.o.b Gulf .29- .32

Slab, t.l. cartons .36- .41

150 deg. AMP

Liquid, tanks, refinery .41- .44

Slab, t.l., cartons .48- .52

Crude scale,semi-rfd, liq.

123/127 deg. ASTM, Gulf .21

CHEMICAL

SPECIFICATIONS

ACS/American Chemical Society

AMP/American Melting Point

ASTM/American Society for

Testing & Materials

Be/Baume

c/s cut, sifted

CP/chemically pure

f/c fine cut

FCC/Food Chemical Codex

GP/general purpose

GPF/General Purpose Furnace

HAF/High Abrasion Furnace

HCL/hydrochloride

IM/injection molding

NF/National Formulary

PAN/polyacrylonitrile

PET/polyethylene terephthalate

SAN/styrene-acrylonitrile

TDI/toluene di-isocyanate

USP/United States Pharmacopeia

WG/window glass

WW/water-white

CHEMICAL

ABBREVIATIONS

a/alpha

agr./agriculture

anhyd./anhydrous

c.l./carload

cwt./hundred weight

deg./degree

dist./distilled

dlvd./delivered

drms./drums

flk./flake

f.o.b./free on board

gran./granular

grd./grade or ground

ind./industrial

l/laevo

m/meta

o/ortho

p/para

pwd./powdered

r.c./railcar

refd./refined

soln./solution

std./standard

syn./synthetic

t.c./tankcar

tks./tanks

t.l./truckload

t.t./tanktruck

t.w./tankwagon