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Methyl Acrylate

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Product Description

PRODUCT

Methyl Acrylate

CAS #

96-33-3

SYNONYM

Acrylic acid methyl ester; 2-Propenoic acid, methyl ester

FORMULA

CH2:CHCOOCH3

Product Specifications

CHEMICAL STRUCTURE

Methyl Acrylate distributor CAS: 96-33-3 CH2:CHCOOCH3 chemical structure

PURITY

99.5 % Min

COLOR (PT-CO SCALE)

10 Max

SPECIFIC GRAVITY (25°C); USP <841>

0.953 ~ 0.958

WATERS %

0.5 Max

ACIDITY, AS ACETIC ACID

(wt %) : 0.005 Max

INHIBITOR (MEHQ)

(MEHQ wt ppm) : 15+/-5

MOLECULAR WEIGHT (THEORETICAL)

86

VISCOCITY (CS @ 25°C)

0.503

DROPPING POINT

80.3

FREEZING POINT (°C)

< -75

FLASH POINT COC °C

15.6 °C

LATENT HEAT (KCAL/KG °C)

7.9 +/- 0.4

SPECIFIC HEAT (KCAL/KG °C)

0.48

HEAT OF PLYMERIZATION

19 ~ 20

REFRACTIVE INDEX (40° C )

1.4003

LEL (VOL %)

2.8

UEL (VOL %)

2.5

VAPOR PRESSURE (MM HG)

-

@ 60°C

372

@ 80 °C

760

REFRACTIVE INDEX

1.401

MELTING POINT

-76.5 c

ODOR

acrid odor

COLOR

colorless volatile liquid

MOLECULAR WEIGHT

86.1

FLASH POINT

(toc) 25 f

SPECIFIC GRAVITY

0.9561

BOILING POINT

79-80 c

SLIGHTLY SOLUBLE

in water

NOTES

Methacrylic acid is used industrially in the preparation of its esters, known collectively as methacrylates, such as methyl methacrylate. The methacrylates have numerous uses, most notably in the manufacture of polymers with trade names such as Lucite and Plexiglas.

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