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Methyl Acrylate


Specification of Methyl Acrylate:

Appearance Clear, colorless, volatile liquid
Density  g/cm30.956
Freezing point  ℃-75
Boiling point(760mmHg)℃80.3
Viscosity cp (20 ℃)0.44
Flash point ℃(-2.8(close cup)15.6(open cup)
Explosion point
with air
vo1% Floor limit2.8
vo1% Superior limit25

Product Standard:

Color(APHA)≤20(Drum) ≤10(Bulk)
Purity%(WT) ≥99.5
Free acidity %(WT)≤0.01
Inhibitor ppm(WT)100±10

Packing & Storage

Packing200L plastic drums, ISO tanks or Bulk 
StorageKeep cool and dry; keep away from fire and heat; handle with care; avoid breakage and leakage.
ShippingRoom temperature in continental US; may vary elsewhere

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ASCENT PETROCHEM HOLDINGS CO., LIMI TED  now has become the diversified large-scale trans-regional and multi-industry enterprise group, primarily engaged in supplying of raw materials for coatings, supplemented by such chemical products as Arylic acid monomers and acrylic ester together with epoxypropane and other related industry simutaneously.

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General Information

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:What is Methyl acrylate?

A:Methyl acrylate is an acrylic monomer. It is useful in the preparation of polymers having rigid, flexible, ionic, nonionic, hydrophobic, or hydrophilic properties. Mechanism of the copolymerization of ethylene and α-olefins with methyl acrylate has been studied. Heck reaction of iodobenzene with methyl acrylate in the presence of triethylamine and sodium carbonate has been reported. The reversible addition fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) bulk polymerization of methyl acrylate using 1-phenylethyl dithiobenzoate and 2-(2-cyanopropyl) dithiobenzoate (RAFT agents) has been studied. Reactive intermediates formed during the Heck reaction of methyl acrylate have been characterized by NMR spectroscopy.

Q:What is methyl acrylate used for?

A:Methyl acrylate is a raw material for applications including acrylic fibers, fiber processing agents, molding resins, adhesives, paints, coatings, and emulsions.Acrylic fibers are synthetic fibers made from a polymer (polyacrylonitrile) with an average molecular weight of ~100,000, about 1900 monomer units. For a fiber to be called "acrylic" in the US, the polymer must contain at least 85% acrylonitrile monomerAn emulsion is a mixture of two or more liquids that are usually immiscible but under specific transforming processes will adopt a macroscopic homogeneous aspect and a microscopic heterogeneous one. In an emulsion, one liquid is dispersed in the other.

Q:Is methyl acrylate toxic?

A:Methyl Acrylate may cause a skin allergy. If allergy develops, very low future exposure can cause itching and a skin rash. Prolonged exposure to Methyl Acrylate may cause liver and kidney damage. Methyl Acrylate is a FLAMMABLE and REACTIVE LIQUID and a FIRE and EXPLOSION HAZARD.

Q:How do you storemethyl acrylate ?

A:Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Containers which are opened must be carefully resealed and kept upright to prevent leakage. Recommended storage temperature 2-8 deg C. Light sensitive.Before entering confined space where this chemical may be present, check to make sure that an explosive concentration does not exist. Methyl acrylate must be stored to avoid contact with oxidizers (such as perchlorates, peroxides, permanganates, chlorates, and nitrates) since violent reactions occur. Store in tightly closed containers in a cool, well ventilated area away from heat and moisture. At temperatures above 20 deg C a violent reation could take place. Methyl acrylate should always be used with an inhibitor. Check that the correct concentration of inhibitor is used; if it is not, a violent reaction could occur. Sources of ignition, such as smoking and open flames, are prohibited where methyl acrylate is handled, used, or stored. Metal containers involving the transfer of 5 gallons or more of methyl acrylate should be grounded and bonded. Drums must be equipped with self-closing valves, pressure vacuum bungs, and flame arresters. Use only non-sparking tools and equipment, especially when opening and closing containers of methyl acrylate. Wherever methyl acrylate is used, handled, manufactured, or stored, use explosion-proof electrical equipment and fittings.

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