Appearance：Colorless transparent liquid
Boiling Point：120ºC (2 mmHg)
Stability：Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Vapor Pressure：0.00213mmHg at 25°C
CAS No: 2530-83-8 is an organic compound, also known as 2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, methyl ester, which belongs to the class of organic compounds known as acrylates and methacrylates. It is an ester of acrylic acid and methanol, with a molecular formula of C4H6O2 and a molecular weight of 86.09.
2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, methyl ester is a colorless to slightly yellow liquid with a characteristic odor. It is soluble in water, ethanol, and other organic solvents. It is insoluble in mineral oil. It has a flash point of 79°C and a boiling point of 158°C. It is miscible with acetone, ether, alcohols, and hydrocarbons.
2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, methyl ester is a chemical intermediate used in the production of polymers, surfactants, and coatings. It is used as a monomer to produce polymers such as polyacrylate, polymethacrylate, and polyacrylamide. It is also used as a cross-linking agent in coatings and adhesives. It is used in the production of surfactants, which are used in detergents and other cleaning agents.
2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, methyl ester is a hazardous substance and should be handled with care. It is highly flammable and can cause skin and eye irritation. Inhalation of its fumes can cause respiratory irritation and even pulmonary edema. It is also toxic if ingested and may cause damage to the liver and kidneys. Therefore, it should be stored in a cool, dry, and well-ventilated area, away from direct sunlight and heat. Appropriate protective clothing such as gloves, goggles, and respirators should be worn when handling this compound.