Acrylamide

CAS RN:79-06-1

Polymerization

Polymerizes violently at its melting point.
Decomposes/polymerizes above 184 deg F (85 deg C) with release of ammonia and hydrogen gases.
May polymerize explosively. ... Polymerization may be caused by elevated temperature, oxidizers, or peroxides.
Acrylamide may decompose with heat and polymerize at temperatures above 84 deg C, or exposure to light, releasing ammonia gas.
... It is quite reactive and known to polymerize with violence when heated to the melting point or under ultraviolet light.
In addition to carbamoylethylation and hydrolysis to acrylic acid, acrylamide readily undergoes polymerization and copolymerization resulting in a highly cross-linked insoluble gel.
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