Acrylic acid

CAS RN: 79-10-7

Major Uses

Used in the manufacture of plastics, molding powder for signs, construction units, decorative emblems and insignias, polymer solutions for coatings applications, emulsion polymers, paints formulations, leather finishings, and paper coatings; ... also used in medicine and dentistry for dental plates, artificial teeth, and orthopedic cement.
Most acrylic acid is consumed in the form of the polymer. The dominant share of acrylic acid is converted to esters. Today growth is in the demand for superabsorbents (SAPs) for use in diapers and hygienic products. Acrylic acid accounts for 80-85% of raw materials used in the manufacture of SAPs.
Monomer for polyacrylic and polymethacrylic acids and other acrylic polymer.
Chemical intermediate for ethyl acrylate, n-butyl acrylate, methyl acrylate, 2-ethylhexyl acrylate; for other specialty acrylates, eg, hydroxyethyl; monomer for polyacrylic acid and salts, eg, thickeners; comonomer with acrylamide for polymers used as flocculants, with ethylene for ion exchange resin polymers, with methyl ester for polymers, eg, thickeners, for other copolymers, eg, with itatonic acid
/Acrylic acid/ polymers were grafted on cotton and used to bind carboxide to make fabric for shirts /which are/ repellent to blood-sucking arthropods.
... Acrylic acid or methacrylic acid at 1-15%, generally is required for a silicone-based hard /contact/ lens to maintain sufficient wettability ...
Acrylic acid can form IPN /interpenetrating polymer network/ hydrogels with other natural or synthetic polymers.
Acrylic acid monomer is frequently used in latex applications to increase stability in order to prevent premature coagulation.
Used in floor polish formulations.
Polyfunctional allyl ethers of sucrose have been copolymerized in minor proportions with acrylic acid to give branched water-soluble copolymers useful as synthetic mucilages.
PRODUCT PROFILE: Acrylic acid. Uses: Glacial (distilled) acrylic acid is used in superabsorbent polymers (SAPs), which account for 26% of the world market, as well as in polymers for detergents and polymer dispersions. Crude (unrefined) material can be used captively to produce esters and other derivatives. Esters are the major derivative of acrylic acid, accounting for 55% of global demand, and are used almost exclusively to make a wide variety of polymers. Emulsion polymers containing acrylate esters are used in the paint, paper, textile, adhesives, speciality coatings and ink industries.
PRODUCT PROFILE: Acrylic acid. Uses: Acrylic acid's major derivative is acrylic esters, which account for 55% of global demand. Crude (unrefined) acrylic acid is used captively and almost exclusively to make acrylates (the most important being butyl, methyl, ethyl and 2-ethylhexyl), and other derivatives used in the paint, paper, textile, adhesives, speciality coatings and ink industries. Glacial (distilled) acrylic acid is used in superabsorbent polymers (SAP), which account for about 32% of world demand, and detergent polymers. Smaller volumes are consumed in polyacrylates used as thickeners, dispersants and rheology controllers.
PRODUCT PROFILE: Acrylic acid. Uses: Acrylic acid's major derivative is acrylic esters which account for over half of world demand. Crude (unrefined) acrylic acid is used captively and almost exclusively to make acrylates and other derivatives used in the paint, paper, textile, adhesives, speciality coatings and ink industries. Glacial (distilled) acrylic acid is used in superabsorbent polymers (SAP), whose largest use is in disposable baby diapers, and detergent polymers used in washing powder formulations. Smaller volumes are consumed in polyacrylates used as thickeners, dispersants and rheology controllers.
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