Acrylamide Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Acrylamide Properties


Acrylamide 3D Structure-Molecule 3D Struture
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Acrylamide Structure-Molecule Struture
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Acrylamide is incompatible with acids, bases, oxidizing agents, iron, and iron salts. It decomposes non-thermally to form ammonia, and thermal decomposition produces carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and oxides of nitrogen. It is prepared on an industrial scale by the hydrolysis of acrylonitrile by nitrile hydratase. Most acrylamide is used to synthesize polyacrylamides, which find many uses as water-soluble thickeners. These include use in wastewater treatment, gel electrophoresis, papermaking, ore processing, and the manufacture of permanent press fabrics. Some acrylamide is used in the manufacture of dyes and the manufacture of other monomers.

Chemical Properties

Appearance White crystals
Boiling Point 125 °C
CAS Number 79-06-1
ChEBI 28619
Density 1.13 g/cm3
EINECS Number 201-173-7
HS Code 29241900
IUPAC Name Prop-2-Enamide
InChI 1S/C3H5NO/c1-2-3(4)5/h2H,1H2,(H2,4,5)
LR Assay 99.0%
Lab Grade LR
Main Hazards Effects can be produced by oral or skin contact as well as by injection. Chronic acrylamide poisoning can cause midbrain disturbance and peripheral neuropathy. Contact with liquid can cause moderate irritation of eyes and skin and may cause moderate transient corneal injury.
Melting Point 84.5 °C
Molar Mass 71.08 g/mol
Molecular Formula C3H5NO
NFPA 704 H-3,F-2,R-2,C-NA
RTECS Number AS3325000
Refractive 1.460
Solubility 216 g/100 ml
Synonyms Acrylamide;Acrylic Amide;Ethylenecarboxamide;Propenamide;Vinyl Amide