1,3-Butadiene Supplier to St. Louis St. Louis businesses who buy 1,3-butadiene have an exemplary local producer at Cee Kay Supply, Inc.. 1,3-butadiene is a flammable gas that is colorless and is shipped as a liquid under its own vapor pressure. 1,3-butadiene is a specialty olefin initially created in vast amounts to facilitate the synthetic rubber business that grew because of the shortage of natural rubber during World War II. These days, the necessity for rubber tires still defines the majority of all 1,3-Butadiene production. Additional research in specialty rubber and related polymers drives the demand for cylinder quantities of High Purity 1,3-Butadiene. It is also used in specialty organic chemical synthesis, and in mixtures, as a standard for environmental air monitoring. Most 1,3-Butadiene production relies on n-butane as a starting material, stripped from midstream natural gas processing plants. High Purity 1,3-Butadiene can be produced from acetylene, 1-butene and ethanol, generally however, high purity 1,3-butadiene is distilled from the commercial n-butane process. Call Cee Kay Supply, Inc. in St. Louis at 314.644.3500 if you would like more information about how we supply our customers with 1,3-butadiene. Our exceptional customer service for delivering specialty gasses is backed by PurityPlus's national network of accredited labs.