Chemical name 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE, (2-EHA)
Chemical formula

C5H8O3

Concentration

 min. 99.6 %

Inhibitor 15 ± 5 ppm MEHQ
CAS Number 818-61-1
EINECS # 212-454-9
HS code 3208201000
Chemical name 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE, (2-EHA)
HS code 3208201000
Chemical formula

C5H8O3

Concentration

 min. 99.6 %

Inhibitor 15 ± 5 ppm MEHQ
CAS Number 818-61-1
EINECS # 212-454-9

2-Ethylhexyl Acrylate (2-EHA)

2-Ethylhexyl Acrylate (2-EHA) is an ester of Acrylic acid and is used as a raw material component in the synthesis of polymers. The ester is a difunctional monomer with a characteristic high reactivity of methacrylates and a branched hydrophobic moiety. It forms homopolymers and copolymers which can be obtained with acrylic acid and its salts, amides, and esters, as well as methacrylates, acrylonitrile, maleic esters, butadiene, and other monomers.

2-Ethylhexyl Acrylate (2-EHA) is also a very useful feedstock for chemical syntheses because it readily undergoes addition reactions with a wide variety of organic and inorganic compounds.

Product Type: Acrylate Monomer

The introduction of 2-Ethylhexyl Acrylate (2-EHA) in polymers provides them with:

  • Chemical resistance
  • Chemical crosslinking
  • Scratch resistance
  • Adhesion
  • Low VOC
  • Rheology modifier
  • Weatherability

Applications areas:

  • 2-Ethylhexyl Acrylate (2-EHA) is used in the preparation of solid polymers, dispersions and polymer solutions, which are used as binders, film formers, adhesives and sealants, coatings in various industries. Particularly widespread use of 2-EGA was in the production of pressure-sensitive adhesives and hydrophobic coatings and binders.

It is applied in the production of: 

  • Automotive & Industrial Coatings
  • Adhesives
  • Plastics
  • UV Curables
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Physical Properties:

  • Purity
    min. 99.6%
  • Acid Value
    max. 0.009%
  • Water content
    max. 0.05%
  • Color APHA
    max. 10
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Chemical Properties:

  • Appearance
    clear, colorless
  • Physical form
    liquid
  • Odor
    sweet
  • Molecular weight
    184.3 g/mol
  • Density
    0.885 g/cm3 at 20 °C
  • Boiling Point
    91 °C at 13 mbar
  • Freezing Point
    approx. – 90 °C
  • Viscosity
    1.7 mPa ∙ s at 20 °C
  • Vapor Point
    0.1 mbar at 20 °C

In order to prevent polymerization, 2-Ethylhexyl Acrylate (2-EHA) must always be stored under air, and never under inert gases. The presence of oxygen is required for the stabilizer to function effectively. It has to contain a stabilizer and the storage temperature must not exceed 35 °C. For extended storage periods over 4 weeks, it is advisable to replenish the dissolved oxygen content. Under these conditions, the storage stability of one year can be expected. In order to minimize the likelihood of over storage, the storage procedure should strictly follow the “first-in-first-out” principle. Storage tanks and pipes should be made of stainless steel or aluminum. Although 2-Ethylhexyl Acrylate (2-EHA) does not corrode carbon steel, there is a risk of contamination if corrosion does occur. Storage tanks, pumps, and pipes must be earthed. For more detailed information please consult also the brochure “SAFE HANDLING AND STORAGE OF ACRYLIC ESTERS” of EBAM.

Storage & Handling:

In order to prevent polymerization, 2-Ethylhexyl Acrylate (2-EHA) must always be stored under air, and never under inert gases. The presence of oxygen is required for the stabilizer to function effectively. It has to contain a stabilizer and the storage temperature must not exceed 35 °C. For extended storage periods over 4 weeks, it is advisable to replenish the dissolved oxygen content. Under these conditions, the storage stability of one year can be expected. In order to minimize the likelihood of over storage, the storage procedure should strictly follow the “first-in-first-out” principle. Storage tanks and pipes should be made of stainless steel or aluminum. Although 2-Ethylhexyl Acrylate (2-EHA) does not corrode carbon steel, there is a risk of contamination if corrosion does occur. Storage tanks, pumps, and pipes must be earthed. For more detailed information please consult also the brochure “SAFE HANDLING AND STORAGE OF ACRYLIC ESTERS” of EBAM.

Safety

2-Ethylhexyl Acrylate (2-EHA) is a flammable liquid. Easily polymerizes under the influence of heat and light. Hazard class 2. MPC 3.1 mg / m3. The auto-ignition temperature is 245 °C. Ignition temperature 104 °C. The flash point is 79-92 °C. The temperature limits of ignition of a flame of 90-130 °C. The concentration limits of flame spread 0.7-4.8% vol. 2-EGA is highly hazardous in terms of its effect on the body in accordance with GOST 12.1007. It causes skin irritation and may cause an allergic reaction. Eye contact causes severe irritation.

Note

The data contained in this publication are based on our current knowledge and experience. In view of the many factors that may affect the processing and application of our product, these data do not relieve processors from carrying out their own investigations and tests; neither do these data imply any guarantee of certain properties, nor the suitability of the product for a specific purpose. Any descriptions, drawings, photographs, data, proportions, weights, etc. given herein may change without prior information and do not constitute the agreed contractual quality of the product. It is the responsibility of the recipient of our products to ensure that any proprietary rights and existing laws and legislation are observed.

It can be purchased in bulk or packed in drums or IBC.

Delivery conditions

It can be purchased in bulk or packed in drums or IBC.