Isobutane Overview

Both n-Butane and iso-butane are extracted from natural gas or refinery gases. Extraction is performed by absorbing at high pressure in suitable absorver oils followed by fractionation to remove other hydrocarbons like propane and pentanes. The two butanes are then separated by distallation.

Your local Meritus Gas Partners member company is a premier distributor of Isobutane. Our high purity hydrocarbons are non-odorized and 99.5% or greater purity. Our refill program includes internal washing of the tanks before refilling. This helps insure you are getting the purest gas with no contaminates. Our gases are perfect for dispensaries and licensed cannabis extraction companies.

Isobutane Purity Grades

Product/Grade Purity
Research 99.99%
Instrument 99.50%
Chemically Pure 99.00%

Isobutane Uses and Applications


Isobutane and isobutane mixes can be used as a blended solvent in the botanical or cannabis extraction process to obtain a BHO.

Calibration Gas

Isobutane is used as a component in calibration gases.


Very pure forms of isobutane can be used in refrigeration applications, replacing ozone depleting halocarbons. It has the Ashrae Number R-600A.

Chemical Intermediate

Isobutane is used as a chemical intermediate in the manufacture of a variety of products.