Sulfolane was first developed commercially by Shell Oil Company in 1960s in UK. Ever since it was first developed, the product has become one of the most essential and Key Ingredient as raw material in production processes of more than 12 applications.
The reason for the success and worldwide demand of Sulfolane is the fact that it has exceptional thermal and chemical stability.
The technical name for Sulfolane (one of the few) is tetramethylene sulfone. It is a colourless liquid which is commonly used in the chemical industry as a solvent for extractive distillation and chemical reactions.