Acrylic acid

Product

Acrylic acid is a colorless liquid above its freezing point of +13°C ( +56°F). It is fully miscible in water at +20°C (+68°F).
Acrylic acid will polymerize to form homopolymers and can be copolymerized with their esters and other vinyl monomers. Its carboxylic acid functionality provides anionic character and reactivity with alcohols and epoxides.

Properties

  • Appearance (at > 13°C): Clear liquid
  • Color (APHA): 10 maximum
  • Purity by gas-phase chromatography: 99.5 % minimum
  • Water content: 1000 ppm maximum
  • Dimer content (ex works): 2000 ppm maximum
  • Inhibitor content (MEHQ): 180 to 220 ppm

Geographic availability

Worldwide

Markets

  • Automotive and transportation
  • Building and construction
    • Adhesives
  • Chemical and plastics industry
    • Plastic additives
  • Consumer goods
    • Acrylic fibers
    • Super adsorbents polymers
    • Textile and leather
  • Food industry and agrochemicals
  • Oil and gas
  • Packaging and Paper
    • Paper
  • Paint, coatings and adhesives
    • Paints and coatings
    • UV curing
  • Water and environment
    • Detergent
    • Water treatment

Applications

  • Chemical compounding
  • Chemical intermediate
  • Detergent
  • Industrial water treatment
  • Municipal water treatment
  • Paper coatings
  • Plastics manufacturing
 
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