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2-Ethylhexyl Acrylate


Specification of 2-Ethylhexyl acrylate: 2-Ethylhexyl acrylate is an acrylate monomer. It is a transparent liquid that is completely soluble in alcohols and esters, but not soluble in water. 2 ethyl hexyl acrylate is not a very flammable liquid with a flash point from 75 to 90 °C and has a characteristic acrylic smell.
Item Index
Appearance Colorless transparent liquid with pungent odor
Density  g/cm3  0.9±0.1 g/cm3
Freezing point  ℃ (-90)
Boiling point(760mmHg)℃ 216.0±0.0 °C at 760 mmHg
Flash point ℃ 79.4±0.0 °C
Liquid density(20℃) 887kg/m3
Product Standard:
Item Item
Color(APHA) ≤30
Purity%(WT) 99%
Water%(WT) ≤0.10
Free acidity %(WT) ≤0.01
Inhibitor ppm(WT) 15±5 (content can be formulated in consultation with customers)

Packing & Storage

Packing 200L plastic drums, ISO tanks or Bulk
Storage Store in a cool, ventilated warehouse. Keep away from fire and heat sources. The warehouse temperature should not exceed 30℃ to keep the container airtight. Low storage temperature is best, it is recommended to avoid storage temperature exceeding 25℃
Shipping Room temperature in continental US; may vary elsewhere

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q:what is 2-Ethylhexyl acrylate?
A:2-ethylhexyl acrylate appears as a clear colorless liquid with a pleasant odor. Less dense than water and insoluble in water. Vapors heavier than air. Flash point 180 °F. Used in making of paints and plastics. The polymerization can be initiated by light, peroxides, heat, or contaminants. It can react violently when combined with strong oxidants and can form explosive mixtures with air at temperatures above 82 °C (180 °F). The chemical, physical, and toxicological properties, however, can be greatly modified by additives or stabilizers.

Q:What is 2-ethylhexyl acrylate used for?
A:As a plasticizing co-monomer, 2-ethylhexyl acrylate is used in the production of resins for pressure-sensitive adhesives, latex, paints, textile and leather finishes and coatings for paper. 2-Ethylhexyl acrylate and butyl acrylate are the major base monomers for the preparation of acrylate adhesives. 2-Ethylhexyl acrylate can react by free-radical polymerization to form macromolecules having a molecular weight of up to 200,000 g/mol. Other monomers such as vinyl acetate, methyl acrylate, and styrene may be copolymerized to modify the properties of the resulting polymer.

In one study, the effect of 2-EHA monomer content on the peel strength and shear strength of an acrylic emulsion PSA prepared from 2-EHA, BA, 2-HEA, and GAA was determined. Peel and shear strength increased with increasing 2-EHA contents. However, the loop tack decreased as the 2-EHA was increased. The 2-EHA content had a strong effect on the flow of the adhesive and substrate wetting characteristics. The shear strength increase was ascribed to chain entanglement of the 2-ethylhexyl side chain, an interesting feature of the long-chain in the 2-EHA acrylate monomer.
Pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA, self-adhesive, self-stick adhesive) is a type of nonreactive adhesive which forms a bond when pressure is applied to bond the adhesive with a surface. No solvent, water, or heat is needed to activate the adhesive. It is used in pressure-sensitive tapes, labels, glue dots, stickers, sticky note pads, automobile trim, and a wide variety of other products.

Latex refers to a colloidal emulsion formed by polymer particles dispersed in water. It is customary to refer to the water dispersion of rubber particles as latex; the water dispersion of resin particles as emulsion. The latex products processed from latex as raw material, also called latex products, such as sponge, gloves, toys, hoses, etc., are widely used in daily life.

Paint is any pigmented liquid, liquefiable, or solid mastic composition that, after application to a substrate in a thin layer, converts to a solid film. It is most commonly used to protect, color, or provide texture. Paint can be made in many colors—and in many different types. Paint is typically stored, sold, and applied as a liquid, but most types dry into a solid.

Textile is an umbrella term that includes various fiber-based materials, including fibers, yarns, filaments, threads, different fabric types, etc. At first, the word "textiles" only referred to woven fabrics. However, weaving is not the only manufacturing method, and many other methods were later developed to form textile structures based on their intended use. Knitting and non-woven are other popular types of fabric manufacturing.

Q:Is 2-ethylhexyl acrylate toxic?

A:Like any reactive chemical, 2-Ethylhexyl acrylate can be hazardous if not handled properly. May be harmful if swallowed. Ingestion may cause gastrointestinal irritation or ulceration. Limited dermal contact or vapour concentrations attainable at room temperature are not hazardous on single short duration exposures.
If left on clothing, can cause reddening of skin; Severly irritating to skin and eyes; Readily polymerized by light, heat, and peroxides; A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; May cause skin sensitization; An eye irritant; Inhalation may cause drowsiness and convulsions; Irritating but not corrosive to skin; Potential for severe respiratory irritation, based on animal studies; Studies of guinea pigs have shown moderate skin sensitization potential (with and without adjuvant); Skin sensitization also reported in humans; Readily polymerizes unless inhibited with hydroquinone or its monomethyl ester; Danger of skin sensitization; Inhibited with 40-100 ppm MEHQ; A skin, respiratory tract, and severe eye irritant; May cause skin sensitization.
EYES: First check the victim for contact lenses and remove if present. Flush victim's eyes with water or normal saline solution for 20 to 30 minutes while simultaneously calling a hospital or poison control center. Do not put any ointments, oils, or medication in the victim's eyes without specific instructions from a physician. IMMEDIATELY transport the victim after flushing eyes to a hospital even if no symptoms (such as redness or irritation) develop. SKIN: IMMEDIATELY flood affected skin with water while removing and isolating all contaminated clothing. Gently wash all affected skin areas thoroughly with soap and water. If symptoms such as redness or irritation develop, IMMEDIATELY call a physician and be prepared to transport the victim to a hospital for treatment. INHALATION: IMMEDIATELY leave the contaminated area; take deep breaths of fresh air. If symptoms (such as wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, or burning in the mouth, throat, or chest) develop, call a physician and be prepared to transport the victim to a hospital. Provide proper respiratory protection to rescuers entering an unknown atmosphere. Whenever possible, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) should be used; if not available, use a level of protection greater than or equal to that advised under Protective Clothing. INGESTION: DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING. If the victim is conscious and not convulsing, give 1 or 2 glasses of water to dilute the chemical and IMMEDIATELY call a hospital or poison control center. Be prepared to transport the victim to a hospital if advised by a physician. If the victim is convulsing or unconscious, do not give anything by mouth, ensure that the victim's airway is open and lay the victim on his/her side with the head lower than the body. DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING. IMMEDIATELY transport the victim to a hospital.

Q:How do you store 2-ethylhexyl acrylate ?
A:2-ethyl acrylate should be kept out of direct sunlight, heat and open flames. Suitable storage includes drummed containers such as isotanks made of stainless steel, aluminium or carbon steel. With this inhibitor, the product should be stored at a temperature of no more than 25°C and away from light.

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