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Other Names


Acrylic amide

The formula



Acrylamide (or acrylic amide) is a chemical compound with the chemical formula C3H5NO. Its IUPAC name is prop-2-enamide. It is a white odorless crystalline solid, soluble in water, ethanol, ether, and chloroform. Acrylamide decomposes in the presence of acids, bases, oxidizing agents, iron, and iron salts. It decomposes non-thermally to form ammonia, and thermal decomposition produces carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and oxides of nitrogen.

Physical and Chemical Properties
Physical state and appearance Solid. (Crystalline solid.)
Odor Odorless.
Molecular Weight 71.08 g/mole
Color White
Boiling Point 125°C (257°F)
Flash point CLOSED CUP: 138°C (280.4°F).
Melting Point 84.5°C (184.1°F)
Specific Gravity 1.122 (Water = 1)
Vapor Density 2.45 (Air = 1)
Water/Oil Dist. Coeff The product is more soluble in water; log(oil/water) = -0.7
Dispersion Properties See solubility in water, methanol, acetone
Solubility Soluble in cold water, hot water, methanol. Partially soluble in acetone.
Purity 98.11%
Moisture 0.41%
Insoluble matter in water 0.00%
Acrylonitrile 0 ppm
Acrylic acid 0 ppm
Conductivity 4 US/CM
ph value 7.1
Copper 0 ppm
p-hydroxyanisole 3 ppm
Iron 0.3 ppm

1. It is generally used in kinds of homopolymerization, interpolymerization and modified polyacrylamide which is widely used in oil, coal, paper, textile, sewage treatment, metallurgy, sugar, construction, medicine and agriculture

2. The major use of acrylamide and its derivatives is in the production of polymers and copolymers for various purposes

3. It is also used in water treatment process