A colorless liquid that is soluable in alcohol and ether; readily polymerized. A versatile monomer to provide performance characteristics to polymer fomulations for latex and solution copolymers, copolymer plastics and cross-linkable polymer systems.
It is used in the production of homopolymers and copolymers. Copolymers of ethyul acrylate can be prepared with acrylic acid and its salts, amides and esters, methacrylates, acrylonitirile, maleates, vinyl acetate, vinyl chloride, vinylidene chloride, styrene, butadiene, unsaturated polyesters and drying oils. When used in latex paint formulations acrylic polymers have good water temperature flexibility and excellent weathering and sunlight resistance.