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Ethyl Acrylate (EA)

Ethyl Acrylate Monomer offers significant advantages as an additive in a wide range of copolymer-based finishes, coatings, adhesives, inks, lubricants, sealants, saturants, and plastics.

Used in:

  • Textiles, leather, paper finishes
  • Saturants, floor polishes, plastics
  • Coatings & adhesives
  • Viscosity modifiers & thermosetting resins
  • Dispersants & thickeners
  • Superabsorbants & scale inhibitors

Advantages:

  • Flexibility
  • Weatherability
  • Adhesion
  • Internal plasticization
  • Range of hardness
  • Resistance to abrasion and oils or greases
Typical Properties
These properties are typical but do not constitute specifications.
 

Ethyl Acrylate EA

 

Specification

Typical

Assay, % min

99.50

99.8

Furfural, ppm max

Acidity, % max

0.009

0.003

Water, % max

0.05

0.03

Color, APHA

10

5

Inhibitor, ppm MEHQ

10-20

15

 

45-55

50

Refractive Index, n25D

 

1.4037

Specific Gravity,
     25°C/15.6°C

 


0.917

Density, lbs/US gal

 

7.6

Flash Point,* °C
                   °F 

 

8(S)
47

Freezing Point, °C

 

-71

Boiling Point, °C, 760mm

 

100

Viscosity, cps

 

0.53

Tg, °C

 

-22

Recommended
     Storage Life,**
     years max

 



1

  
*Flash Point Method:S = Setaflash
  PM = Pensky-Martens Closed Cup
  Tag = Tag Closed Cup
**Storage Life: Refer to MSDS for guidelines on individual monomers.
***While stable for up to one year, dimer growth in acrylic acid can interfere with some applications.