Acrylic acid

CAS RN: 79-10-7

Storage Conditions

Acrylic acid should be stored in a detached, cool, well-ventilated, non-combustible place, and its containers should be protected against physical damage. Acrylic acid can be stored only in vessels lined with glass, stainless steel, aluminum, or polyethylene. In order to inhibit polymerization during transport and storage, 200 ppm MeHQ (the monomethyl ether of hydroquinone) is commonly added to acrylic acid by the manufacturer. The presence of oxygen is required for the inhibitor to be effective. A major concern during the storage of acrylic acid is the avoidance of elevated temperatures as well as freezing, since both can lead to a failure of the inhibitor system. Ideally acrylic acid should be stored within a temperature range of 15 to 25 deg C.
Separate from oxidizing materials, peroxides, initiators, acids, and alkalies. Store in cool, dry, well-ventilated location. Outside or detached storage is preferred.
The effectiveness of phenolic inhibitors is dependent on the presence of oxygen and the monomers must be stored under air rather than an inert atmosphere. Temp must be kept low to minimize formation of peroxides and other products. ... Acrylic acid has a relatively high freezing point (13 deg C) and the inhibitor may not be distributed uniformly between phases when frozen acid is partially thawed. ... Provisions should be made to maintain the acid liquid. High temp should be avoided because of dimer formation. ... Glacial acrylic acid should be stored at 16-29 deg C to maintain high quality. ... Acrylic acid ... can be stored only in glass, stainless steel, aluminum, or polyethylene-lined equipment.
Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Containers which are opened must be carefully resealed and kept upright to prevent leakage. Hygroscopic. Storage class (TRGS 510): Flammable liquids
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