Methyl Acrylate

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Methyl acrylate is most commonly used as a co-monomer in the production of carpet fiber and to make intermediates for various pharmaceutical products.
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Product Overview
Methyl Acrylate (CAS 96-33-3) is essential for the production of acrylic and vinyl-acrylic resins. It is most commonly used in the manufacturing of acrylic polymers used to weave carpet. Methyl acrylate is also used as a precursor for cationic polyacrylamides that are used in waste water treatment and paper making. Methyl Acrylate produces a homopolymer with a glass transition temperature of 10°C, and when included in co-polymers methyl increases hardness, improves toughness and reduces tack. Like other acrylics methyl acrylate has excellent UV durability and can withstand outdoor exposure without discoloring. Poly methyl acrylate (PMA) is often used in production of rheology modifiers that are used in latex coatings and paints.
Product Specifications
Appearance: clear and colorless
Physical Form: liquid
Odor: penetrating
Molar Mass: 86
Assay (Gas chromatography) - min 99.8%
Water Content (ASTM E 203) - max. 0.05%
Acid Content (ASTM D 1613) - max. 0.009%
Color on despatch (ASTM D 1209) - max. 10
Standard Stabilization (ASTM D 3125) 15+/- 5ppm MEHQ
Heat of Polymerization: 950 kJ/kg
Primary Chemistry: Acrylic monomer
Features & Benefits
Available in drums for easier handling and storage
Intermediate Tg (10°C)
Readily undergoes addition reactions with a wide variety of organic and inorganic compounds

Applications
Acrylic fibers
Pharmaceutical intermediates
Wastewater treatment
Paper making
Coatings
Adhesives
Paints