Product Information
Plastics/Polymers Methacrylate Derivatives

Methacrylic acid

General name
MAA, methacrylic acid
Sales format
Liquid (drum cans, ISO containers, tanker trucks)

MAA is used for various esters

Since 1959, Kuraray has manufactured MMA and developed its MMA business from upstream to downstream. MAA is manufactured by dehydrating and hydrolyzing intermediates in the MMA production process. MAA is a useful material for various esters, lubricant additives and concrete admixtures, among other applications.

Applications

Esters

Additive for lubricants

Admixture for concrete

Paints, emulsions

Latex

DFR (dry film resist/photopolymers)

Characteristics

Names of chemicals (product names)

Methacrylic acid

CAS number

79-41-4

Chemical Substances Control Law number

(2)-1025

Standard grades and properties

Form

Liquid

Color

Colorless

Odor

Pungent odor

pH

No data

Melting point

15ºC

Boiling point

161ºC

Flash point

73ºC (tag closed cup test)

Flammability limits

Lower: 1.6 vol %. Upper: 8.8 vol %

Vapor pressure

133.3 Pa ( 1mmHg) (25.5ºC)
1333 Pa (10mmHg) (60.6ºC)

Vapor density

No data

Specific gravity

1.015 (20ºC)

Water solubility

Highly soluble

Partition coefficient: n-octanol/water

Log Pow=0.93 (actual measurement)

Spontaneous combustion temperature

No data

Electrical conductivity

23.3pS/m (30ºC)

Refractive index

1.4320 (20ºC)

Viscosity

1.30×10-3Pa・s (20ºC)

Contact us

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Chemicals Marketing and Sales Section,
Methacrylate Materials Marketing and Sales Department, Methacrylate Division
Kuraray Co., Ltd.
Ote Center Building, 1-1-3, Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8115, Japan
Tel.: +81-3-6701-1931
Fax.: +81-3-6701-1575