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Butyl Acrylate also known as butyl-2-propenoate is an acrylate monomer with a molecular formula of C7H12O2, CAS: 141-32-2. It is a clear and volatile liquid which is slightly soluble in water and completely soluble in alcohols, ethers and almost all organic solvents. It is a flammable liquid with a flashpoint around 39°C and has a distinct fruity acrylic and pungent odour.
Butyl Acrylate Chemical Structure Composition.
Butyl acrylate is produced by reacting butanol with acrylic acid in the presence of an acid catalyst at an elevated temperature to produce butyl acrylate, water and other by-products. The product mixture is purified by distillation.
Butyl acrylate is primarily used in the production of homo and co-polymers emulsion for use in water based architectural and industrial paints. Polymers with butyl acrylate can also be used in manufacturing cleaning products, leathers industries, antioxidant agents, plastics, enamels, inks, adhesives, sealants, textiles, caulks and paper finishes. The acrylate functionality allows it to be used as a chemical intermediary.
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