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Ethyl Acrylate

Cas Number

140-88-5

Other Names

Ethyl propenoate

Ethyl acrylate

Acrylic acid ethyl ester

Ethyl propenoate

Ethyl ester of acrylic acid

The formula

CH2CHCO2CH2CH3

Introduction

Ethyl acrylate is an organic compound. It is the ethyl ester of acrylic acid. It is a colourless liquid with a characteristic acrid odor. It is mainly produced for paints, textiles, and non-woven fibers. It is also a reagent in the synthesis of various pharmaceutical intermediates.

Physical and Chemical Properties
Physical state and appearance Liquid
Odor Penetrating Lachrymator (Strong.)
Molecular Weight 100.12 g/mole
Color Colorless to light yellow
Boiling Point 99.4°C (210.9°F)
Flash point -2°C
Melting Point -72°C (-97.6°F)
Specific Gravity 0.923 (Water = 1)
Vapor Pressure 29.3 mm of Hg (@ 20°C)
Vapor Density 3.45 (Air = 1)
Dispersion Properties See solubility in water
Solubility Partially soluble in cold water
Purity 99.5
Color 10 APHA
Water 0.05 wt %
Sp.gr (20/4 °c) 0.896 ~ 0.901
Acidity 50 wt %
Inhibitator (MEHQ) 60 +/- 10 ppm
Applications

1. Ethyl acrylate is used in the production of polymers including resins, plastics, rubber, and denture material

2. Adhesives Manufacture, impregnation agents, printing, semiconductors, finishes, coatings, inks, lubricants, sealants, saturants, plastics, paints, varnish, lacquers