CAS RN: 107-02-8

Major Uses

For acrolein (USEPA/OPP Pesticide Code: 000701) ACTIVE products with label matches. /SRP: Registered for use in the USA but approved pesticide uses may change periodically and so federal, state and local authorities must be consulted for currently approved uses./
It is used commercially as a very effective broad-spectrum biocide in very low concentrations of approximately 10 ppm. For example, it is applied to control the growth of aquatic weeds in irrigation waterways or of algae and mollusks in recirculating water systems. Of particular importance is the use of acrolein as a biocide in oil-field brines; it increases the efficiency of oil-field water flooding and is useful in brine disposal operations. Furthermore, it is used in oil-field waters to scavenge malodorous hydrogen sulfide completely. The main field of use includes the production of methionine, methionine hydroxy analog, acrylic acid, 1,3 propanediol, glutaraldehyde, pyridines, flavors and fragrances.
Manufacturing colloidal forms of metals; making plastics, perfumes; warning agent in methyl chloride refrigerant. Has been used in military poison gas mixtures. Used in organic synthesis. Aquatic herbicide.
Intermediate for synthetic glycerol, polyurethane and polyester resins, methionine, pharmaceuticals; herbicide; warning agents in gases.
Aquatic herbicide to control submerged weeds and algae in flowing and impounded irrigation systems.
In World War I, it was used as a tear gas under the name Papite. /Former use/
Cellulose fiber crosslinking agent.
It is used in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals, perfumes, food supplements, and resins. It is also used as a biocide, a fungicide, an algaecide for water treatment, and an herbicide.
Acrolein is a reactive aldehyde primarily used as an intermediate in chemical manufacturing and as biocide. It is used in the synthesis of many organic chemicals, as a biocide in agricultural and industrial water supply systems, in the manufacture of methionine (an animal feed supplement), as a warning (due to its pungent odor) in methyl chloride refrigerant, and as a component of chemical weapons.
... Acrolein is ... used as a slimicide in the paper industry, in the cross-linking of protein collagen in leather tanning, as a tissue fixative in histological samples, and in military poison gas mixtures. In the food industry, it is used to make modified corn starch and synthetic glycerin. It is also used as a starting material in the manufacture of epoxides and acrolein homopolymer, as well as formaldehyde or ethylene diamine polymers.
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