Mono Pentaerythritol CAS:115-77-5 Mono Pentaerythritol also known as tetramethylolmethane, and THME is a polyhydric alcohol that contains four primary hydroxyl groups with the molecular formula C5H12O4, CAS: 115-77-5. It is a white, odourless, crystalline solid however it can also be a white, crystalline free-flowing powder. It is moderately soluble in cold water, is freely soluble […]
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Vinyl acetate monomer
Vinyl Acetate Monomer also known as VAM, acetic acid ethenyl ester, acetic acid ethylene ether, acetoxyethene, 1-acetoxyethylene, ethenyl ethanoate, ethenyl acetate, and acetic acid vinyl ester with the molecular formula C4H6O2. It is a colourless liquid with a pungent and typical odour.
Vinyl acetate monomer VAM is produced starting from the reaction of ethylene and acetic acid with oxygen. The VAM is recovered by condensation and scrubbing and is purified by distillation.
VAM has a specific gravity of 0.933, a flash point of -8° C and is highly flammable.
Approximately 75% of all the VAM produced in the world is used to produce polyvinyl acetate (PVAc) and polyvinyl alcohol (PVA).
VAM is a key ingredient in emulsion polymers, resin, and intermediates used in paints, adhesive, coatings, textiles, wire and cable polyethylene compounds, laminated safety glass (PVB), packaging (Ethylene-vinyl acetate EVA), automotive plastic fuel tanks and acrylic fibres.
Polyvinyl acetate is used in paints, adhesives, paper coatings and textile treatments, while polyvinyl alcohol is used in the production of adhesives, coatings, and water soluble packaging, and textile warp sizing.
VAM is also used to make polyvinyl butyral (PVB) which is used in laminated safety glass for cars and buildings.
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Vinyl acetate monomer .