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2-Ethyl Hexyl Acrylate
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2-Ethyl Hexyl Acrylate

CAS:103-11-7

2-Ethyl Hexyl Acrylate Chemical Composition
2-Ethyl Hexyl Acrylate Chemical Composition

Production

2-ethyl acrylate is produced by reacting 2-ethyl hexanol and acrylic acid in a dehydratation process that acts as the catalyst. 2-ethyl acrylate will react with oxidising agents such as alkalis and will polymerise when heated.  Polymerisation is inhibited by hydroquinone.

Uses

2-ethyl acrylate is used in the chemical manufacturing industry for the production of homopolymers and co-polymers emulsion.  It is used as a co-polymer for caulks, paint coatings, pressure sensitive adhesives (PSA) and sealants, leather finishing, paint additives, textiles and paper coatings. 

2-ethyl hexyl acrylate also known as 2-Propenoic acid, 2-ethylhexyl ester; is an acrylate monomer with a molecular formula of C11H20O2, CAS: 103-11-7.  It is a clear liquid which is not soluble in water and completely soluble in alcohols and ethers.  It has a flashpoint between 75 – 90°C and has a characteristic acrylic odour.

Arpadis is a global distributor of 2-ethyal hexyl acrylate and various specaility acrylates and monomers.