2 Ethyl Hexyl Acrylate

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Other Names

2-Ethylhexyl acrylate,


The formula



2-Ethylhexyl acrylate chemical compound which belongs to the acrylates. It is a colorless liquid with a sweet odour.

Physical and Chemical Properties
Physical state and appearance Colourless liquid
Odor Sweet odour.
Molecular Weight 184.28
Boiling Point 213.5°c
Flash point 85°c
Specific Gravity 0.885 @ 20°c
Vapor Pressure: 20°c
Vapor Density 7.67 kg/m3
Purity, wt % 99.5 min
Water, wt % 0.05 max
Acidity , wt ppm 70 max
Inhibitor (mehq), wt ppm 50 - 120

1. 2-ethylhexyl acrylate is used in the production of homopolymers

2. It is also used in the production of co-polymers, for example acrylic acid and its salts, esters, amides,methacrylates, acrylonitrile, maleates, vinyl acetate, vinyl chloride, vinylidene chloride, styrene, butadiene and unsaturated polyesters

3. 2-ethylhexyl acrylate is also used in pressure sensitive adhesives

4. When used in latex paint formulations acrylic polymers have good water resistance, low temperature flexibility and excellent weathering and sunlight resistance