Acrylic acid (IUPAC: propenoic acid) is an organic compound with the formula CH2=CHCOOH. It is the simplest unsaturated carboxylic acid, consisting of a vinyl group connected directly to a carboxylic acid terminus. This colorless liquid has a characteristic acrid or tart smell.
1. Acrylic acid is used primarily as a starting material in the production of acrylic esters; as a monomer for polyacrylic acid and salts, as a comonomer with acrylamide for polymers used as flocculants, with ethylene for ion exchange resin polymers, with methyl ester for polymers
2. Acrylic acid is used in the field of application of plastics, paper manufacture and coating, exterior house paints for wood and masonry, coatings for compressed board and related building materials, flocculation of mineral ore fines and waste water, and treatment of sewage, printing inks, interior wall paints, floor polishes, floor and wall coverings, industrial primers, textile sizing, treatment and finishing, leather impregnation and finishing, masonry sealers, lubricating and fuel oil additives, lacquers for automotive, appliance and furniture finishes, pharmaceutical binders and hot metal coatings