Cas Number


Other Names

2-Methyl-butylacrylaat [Dutch],

2-Methyl-butylacrylat [German],

2-Propenoic acid,


butyl ester

The formula



N-BUTYL METHACRYLATE is a clear colorless liquid. Flash point 130°F. Less dense (7.5 lb / gal) than water and insoluble in water. Hence floats on water.

Physical and Chemical Properties
Physical state and Appearance : Liquid.
Odor : Characteristic odor of esters. (Slight.)
Color : Colorless.
Boiling Point : 160°C (320°F)
Critical Temperature : 267°C (512.6°F)
Flash point : OPEN CUP: 52.2°C (126°F).
Melting Point : -75°C (-103°F)
Specific Gravity : 0.8936 (Water = 1)
Vapor Pressure : 0.7 kPa (@ 20°C)
Vapor Density : 4.8 (Air = 1)
Solubility : Partially soluble in diethyl ether. Insoluble in cold water, hot water.
Free Acid (As MMA),% : 0.0001
Purity (%) : 99.92
Water (%) : 0.015
Inhibitor : MEHQ 100.00 ppm

It is used in formulating paints and dispersions for paints, inks, and adhesives.

It is used in making cleaning products, antioxidant agents, amphoteric surfactants.

It is used in making aqueous resins and dispersions for textiles and papers.

Methyl acrylate also used in making vitamin B1.

N Butyl Methacrylate is used to produce acrylic polymers and copolymers for the following applications: acrylic sheet molding, clear plastics, extrusion powder, latex paints, copier toners, printing inks, floor polishes, oil additives, adhesive cements, acrylic surface and paper coatings, and automotive coatings and lacquers.