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butyl acrylate

Product name butyl acrylate
Synonyms 2-Propenoic acid butyl ester
acrylic acid n-butyl ester
GOST no data
CAS 141-32-2

Butyl acrylate is clear , volatile liquid with characteristic strong smell; slightly soluble in water and complete soluble in alcohols, ethers and almost organic solvents; To prevent its polymerization upon synthesis or storage methyl acrylate is inhibited with hydroquinone, catechol.

Production.

  • Direct esterification of acrylic acid (produced by propylene oxidation) with butyl alcohol (catalysts - H2SO4, aromatic sulfo-acids or sulfo-cationites);
  • interesterification of methyl acrylate with butanol;
  • Interaction of ethylene cyanohydrine with butanol in presence of H2SO4 and H2O

    HOCH2CH2CN + C4H9OH --> HOCH2CH2COOC4H9 --> CH2=CHCOOC4H9

    Uses.

    Butyl acrylate is used as a monomer in production of polybutylacrylates, acrylate rubbers and different copolymers.

  • Manufacturer(s) JSC Acrylat
    FSUE S.M. Kirov plant (Perm)
    Chemical structure of butyl acrylate

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