FAQ

Q: What is Acrylic Acid?
A: Acrylic acid or 2-propenoic acid is a chemical compound (formula C3H4O2) and it is the simplest unsaturated carboxylic acid with both a double bond and a carboxyl group linked to its C3. In its pure form, acrylic acid is a clear, colorless liquid with a characteristic acrid odor. It is miscible with water, alcohols, ethers and chloroform. Acrylic acid is produced from propylene, a gaseous product of oil refineries. More details, acrylic acid overview

Q: What is Acrylic Acid used for?
A: Acrylic Acid is used in the field of application of plastics, paper manufacturing and coating, exterior house paints for wood and masonry, coatings for compressed board and related building materials, flocculation of mineral ore fines and waste water and treatment of sewage, printing inks, interior wall paints, floor polishes, floor and wall coverings, industrial primers, textile sizing, treatment and fishing, leather impregnation and finishing, masonry sealers, lubricating and fuel oil additives, lacquers for automotive, appliance and furniture finishes, pharmaceutical binders, hot metal coatings. For detail, acrylic acid overview

Q: What is Acrylic Acid? Ingredients, uses and health?
A: Acrylic Acid is a colorless liquid with an irritating acrid odor at room temperature and pressure. It’s odor threshold is low (0.20-3.14 mg/m ³). It is miscible in water and most organic solvents. Acrylic acid is commercially available in two grades: technical grade (94%) for esterification, and glacial grade (98-9.5% by weight and a maximum of 0.3% water by weight) for production of water-soluble resins. Acrylic acid polymerizes easily when exposed to heat, light or metals, and so a polymerization inhibitor is added to commercial acrylic acid to prevent the strong exothermic polymerization. Acrylic acid reacts readily with free radicals and electrophilic or nucleophilic agents. It may polymerize in the presence of acids (sulfuric acid, chlorosulfonic acid), alkalis (ammonium hydroxide), amines (ethylenediamine, ethyleneimine, 2-aminoethanol), iron salts, elevated temperature, light, peroxides, and other compounds that form peroxides or free radicals. Acrylic acid is a strong corrosive agent to many metals, such as unalloyed steel, copper and brass. For health, Acrylic acid is severely irritating and corrosive to the skin and the respiratory tract. Eye contact can result in severe and irreversible injury. Low exposure will cause minimal or no health effects, while high exposure could result in pulmonary edema. More details, acrylic acid overview

Q: How to make Acrylic Acid?
A: The inhibitors that are usually used in Acrylic acid preparations are the: monomethyl ether of hydroquinone (methoxyphenol) at 200 ± 20 ppm, phenothiazine at 0.1%, hydroquinone at 0.1%, methylene blue at 0.5 to 1.0% and N,N’-diphenyl- p-phenylenediamine at 0.05% can also be used.

Q: Who discovered Acrylic Acid?
A: Acrylic resins are any thermoplastic polymer or copolymer of acrylic acid, methacrylic acid, or acrylonitrile. In 1843 Ferdinand Redtenbacher (1809-1895) oxidized acrolein with aqueous silver oxide and isolated acrylic acid. Friedrich Beilstein (1838-1883) produced acrylic acid by distilling hydroacrylic acids in 1862. Research in the field continued with the efforts of Edward Frankland (1825-1899), Duppon, Schneider, Richard Erlenmeyer (1825-1909), Engelhorn, Carpary and Tollens and accelerated after French chemist Charles Moureu (1803-1929) discovered acrylonitrile in 1893. He demonstrated that it was a nitrile of acrylic acid.

Q: Do you sell Acrylic Acid worldwide?
A: Yes, we sell this product to worldwide.

Q: Is Acrylic acid DG (Dangerous Goods) or non DG?
A: Acrylic acid is DG (Dangerous Goods) class 3.

Q: What are the packing details for Acrylic acid?
A: We provide Acrylic acid in 30 kg and 35 kg in jerrycans. For more information about packing details, you can contact us.

Q: Where I can view product specification or material safety data sheet (MSDS) of Acrylic acid?
A: You can go to product specification and material safety data sheet.

Q: Who should I contact for more information?
A: For specific information or assistance about our product, please feel free to contact us by phone, fax or e-mail. If you are already an acrylic acid customer, please contact your sales representative. If you are a new customer, please find and appropriate contact here.