Acrylic acid is used in the manufacture of plastics, paint formulations, and other products. Exposure occurs primarily in the workplace. It is a strong irritant to the skin, eyes, and mucous membranes in humans. No information is available on the reproductive, developmental, or carcinogenic effects of acrylic acid in humans. Animal cancer studies have reported both positive and negative results. EPA has not classified acrylic acid for carcinogenicity.
Synonyms 2-Propenoic acid, Acroleic acid
Product Information
CAS No 79-10-7
Chemical Formula CH₂=CHCOOH
Hill Formula C₃H₄O₂
Molar Mass 72.06 g/mol
Physicochemical Information
Density 1.05 g/cm³ (20 °C)
Melting Point 13 °C
Boiling Point 141 °C (1013 hPa
Explosion Limit 3.9 - 19.8 %(V)
Ignition Temperatare 390 °C DIN 51794
PH Value 2.1 (72.06 g/l, H₂O, 20 °C)
Refractive Index 1.4224 (20 °C, 589 nm)
Vapor Pressure 3.8 hPa (20 °C)
Solubility 1000 g/l (25 °C)
Flash point 68 °C