Glacial Acrylic Acid

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Glacial Acrylic Acid, also known as propenoic acid, is a simple carboxylic acid and the basic building block of acrylic polymers used in many applications.
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Product Overview

Glacial Acrylic Acid (CAS No. 79-10-7) or 2-propenoic acid is the starting point for all acrylic chemistry. It can be reacted with alcohols to form esters know as acrylates. Acrylic acid and it's esters are used as the components for polymers used in adhesives, coatings, inks, plastics, elastomers, water treatment, personal care, and various other industries. Glacial Acrylic Acid is highly susceptible to dimerization and must be handled with care. If frozen, extreme precaution should be taken to thaw the monomer to prevent a run away polymerization and potential explosion.

Product Specifications

Appearance: clear and colorless
Physical form: liquid at >13°C
Odor: pungent
Molar Mass: 72.1
Assay (Gas chromatography) - min 99.5
Water Content (ASTM E 203) - max. 0.1%
Color on despatch (ASTM D 1209) - max. 20
Standard Stabilization (ASTM D 3125) 200+/- 20 ppm MEHQ
Heat of Polymerization: 1079 kJ/kg


Primary Chemistry: Acrylic monomer
Features & Benefits
Packaged in drums for easier handling and storage Bulk quotes available upon request Easily reacts with vinyl compounds Unsaturated carboxylic acid Stabilized with 200 ppm of MEHQ Supplied in stable form
Applications

Acrylate Production
Acrylic polymers and resins
Structural adhesives
Pressure sensitive adhesives
Concrete coatings
Latex Paints
Hydrogels
Water treatment chemicals
Super absorbent polymers