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Butyl acrylate

Butyl acrylate
Butyl acrylate structure
Chemical Name:
Butyl acrylate
TBA;Acrylic acid b;Butyl acrylate;1-butylacrylate;T-BUTYL ACRYLATE;BUTYL-2-ACRYLATE;Butyl propenoate;acrylatedebutyle;Acrylic acid butyl;n-Butyl propenoate
Molecular Formula:
Formula Weight:
MOL File:

Butyl acrylate Properties

Melting point:
-69 °C
Boiling point:
61-63 °C60 mm Hg(lit.)
0.894 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
vapor density 
>1 (vs air)
vapor pressure 
3.3 mm Hg ( 20 °C)
refractive index 
n20/D 1.410(lit.)
Flash point:
63 °F
storage temp. 
Flammables area
explosive limit
Water Solubility 
1.4 g/L (20 ºC)
Light Sensitive
Exposure limits
TLV-TWA 10 ppm (~55 mg/m3) (ACGIH).
Stable. Flammable. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents, strong acids, strong bases.
CAS DataBase Reference
141-32-2(CAS DataBase Reference)
NIST Chemistry Reference
2-Propenoic acid, butyl ester(141-32-2)
EPA Substance Registry System
2-Propenoic acid, butyl ester(141-32-2)
  • Risk and Safety Statements
  • Hazard and Precautionary Statements (GHS)
  • NFPA
Hazard Codes  F,Xn,Xi
Risk Statements  11-20/21/22-37/38-43-52/53-36/37/38-10
Safety Statements  16-25-37-61-9-36/37-26
RIDADR  UN 1993 3/PG 2
WGK Germany  2
RTECS  UD3150000
Autoignition Temperature 559 °F
HazardClass  3
PackingGroup  III
HS Code  29161230
Hazardous Substances Data 141-32-2(Hazardous Substances Data)
Toxicity LD50 orally in rats: 3.73 g/kg (Smyth)
Signal word: Warning
Hazard statements:
Code Hazard statements Hazard class Category Signal word Pictogram P-Codes
H226 Flammable liquid and vapour Flammable liquids Category 3 Warning
H302 Harmful if swallowed Acute toxicity,oral Category 4 Warning P264, P270, P301+P312, P330, P501
H312 Harmful in contact with skin Acute toxicity,dermal Category 4 Warning P280,P302+P352, P312, P322, P363,P501
H315 Causes skin irritation Skin corrosion/irritation Category 2 Warning P264, P280, P302+P352, P321,P332+P313, P362
H317 May cause an allergic skin reaction Sensitisation, Skin Category 1 Warning P261, P272, P280, P302+P352,P333+P313, P321, P363, P501
H319 Causes serious eye irritation Serious eye damage/eye irritation Category 2A Warning P264, P280, P305+P351+P338,P337+P313P
H331 Toxic if inhaled Acute toxicity,inhalation Category 3 Danger P261, P271, P304+P340, P311, P321,P403+P233, P405, P501
H332 Harmful if inhaled Acute toxicity,inhalation Category 4 Warning P261, P271, P304+P340, P312
H335 May cause respiratory irritation Specific target organ toxicity, single exposure;Respiratory tract irritation Category 3 Warning
H361 Suspected of damaging fertility or the unborn child Reproductive toxicity Category 2 Warning P201, P202, P281, P308+P313, P405,P501
H401 Toxic to aquatic life Hazardous to the aquatic environment, acute hazard Category 2 P273, P501
H412 Harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects Hazardous to the aquatic environment, long-term hazard Category 3 P273, P501
Precautionary statements:
P201 Obtain special instructions before use.
P202 Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood.
P210 Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. — No smoking.
P233 Keep container tightly closed.
P240 Ground/bond container and receiving equipment.
P261 Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray.
P264 Wash hands thoroughly after handling.
P264 Wash skin thouroughly after handling.
P271 Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area.
P272 Contaminated work clothing should not be allowed out of the workplace.
P273 Avoid release to the environment.
P280 Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
P303+P361+P353 IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off Immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse SKIN with water/shower.
P305+P351+P338 IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continuerinsing.
P308+P313 IF exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/attention.
P370+P378 In case of fire: Use … for extinction.
P405 Store locked up.
P403+P233 Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed.

NFPA 704

Diamond Hazard Value Description
3 2
Health   3 Short exposure could cause serious temporary or moderate residual injury (e.g. liquid hydrogen, sulfuric acid, calcium hypochlorite, hexafluorosilicic acid)
Flammability   2 Must be moderately heated or exposed to relatively high ambient temperature before ignition can occur and multiple finely divided suspended solids that do not require heating before ignition can occur. Flash point between 37.8 and 93.3 °C (100 and 200 °F). (e.g. diesel fuel, sulfur)
Instability   2 Undergoes violent chemical change at elevated temperatures and pressures, reacts violently with water, or may form explosive mixtures with water (e.g. white phosphorus, potassium, sodium)

(NFPA, 2010)

Butyl acrylate price More Price(12)

Manufacturer Product number Product description CAS number Packaging Price Updated Buy
Sigma-Aldrich 06958 Butyl acrylate analytical standard 141-32-2 1ml-f $17.3 2018-11-13 Buy
Sigma-Aldrich 234923 Butyl acrylate ≥99%, contains 10-60 ppm monomethyl ether hydroquinone as inhibitor 141-32-2 1l $49.7 2018-11-13 Buy
TCI Chemical A0142 Butyl Acrylate (stabilized with MEHQ) >99.0%(GC) 141-32-2 25mL $17 2018-11-22 Buy
TCI Chemical A0142 Butyl Acrylate (stabilized with MEHQ) >99.0%(GC) 141-32-2 500mL $23 2018-11-22 Buy
Alfa Aesar L03476 n-Butyl acrylate, 98+%, stab. with up to 50ppm 4-methoxyphenol 141-32-2 500ml $26.8 2018-11-13 Buy

Butyl acrylate Chemical Properties,Uses,Production

Chemical Properties

Butyl acrylate is a colorless liquid with a sharp odor. It is readily miscible with most organic solvents. Butyl acrylate contains one of the following three inhibitors to prevent polymerization under recommended storage conditions:
Hydroquinone (HQ) CAS 123-31-95
Monomethyl ether of hydroquinone (MEHQ) CAS 150-76-5
Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) CAS 128-37-0


Intermediate in organic synthesis, polymers and copolymers for solvent coatings, adhesives, paints, binders, emulsifiers.


Butyl acrylate is primarily used as a reactive building block to produce coatings and inks,adhesives, sealants, textiles, plastics and elastomers. Butyl acrylate is used in the following applications:
Adhesives – for use in construction and pressure-sensitive adhesives
Chemical intermediates – for a variety of chemical products
Coatings – for textiles and adhesives, and for surface and water-based coatings, and coatings used for paints, leather finishing and paper
Leather – to produce different finishes, particularly nubuck and suede
Plastics – for the manufacture of a variety of plastics
Textiles – in the manufacture of both woven and non-woven textiles


n-Butyl acrylate is used to make polymersthat are used as resins for textile and leatherfinishes, and in paints.


ChEBI: An acrylate ester obtained by the formal condensation of the hydroxy group of butan-1-ol with the carboxy group of acrylic acid.

General Description

A clear colorless liquid with a sharp characteristic odor. Very slightly soluble in water and somewhat less dense than water. Hence forms surface slick on water. Flash point 105°F. Density 7.5 lb / gal. Used for making paints, coatings, caulks, sealants, adhesives.

Air & Water Reactions

Flammable. Very slightly soluble in water.

Reactivity Profile

Butyl acrylate reacts exothermically with acids to liberate heat along with alcohols and acids. Reacts with strong oxidizing agents, perhaps sufficiently exothermically to ignite the reaction products. Mixing with basic solutions generates heat. Generates flammable hydrogen with alkali metals and hydrides. Attacks many plastics [Handling Chemicals Safely 1980. p. 233]. Polymerizes readily, generating much heat in a reaction that is favored by heat and light [Handling Chemicals Safely 1980. p. 235].


Moderate fire risk. Questionable carcinogen.
Acrylic esters, including butyl acrylate, have a very strong, unpleasant odor that may be bothersome. However, the smell of acrylates does not necessarily indicate a health risk. Acrylic esters have an extremely low odor “threshold,” meaning that even very small amounts in the air can be detected by smell.
Butyl acrylate liquid and vapors may cause slight eye irritation and even slight corneal damage. They may also cause pain greater than expected given the level of irritation.
Brief contact may cause moderate skin irritation with local redness. Prolonged contact may cause severe skin irritation with local redness and discomfort. Prolonged or widespread skin contact may result in absorption of harmful amounts and may cause an allergic skin reaction.
Excessive exposure to butyl acrylate vapors may cause irritation to upper respiratory tract (nose and throat) and lungs. Vapor concentrations are attainable which could be hazardous on single exposure.
Butyl acrylate has low toxicity if swallowed, but may result in gastrointestinal irritation or ulceration. Swallowing butyl acrylate may result in burns of the mouth and throat.
Butyl acrylate causes birth defects in laboratory animals only at doses toxic to the mother. It is toxic to the fetus in lab animals at doses toxic to the mother.

Health Hazard

n-Butyl acrylate is moderately irritating toskin. Its vapor is an irritant to mucous mem branes. The liquid caused corneal necrosiswhen instilled into rabbit eyes. The toxic andirritant properties of this compound are sim ilar to those of methyl acrylate. The adversehealth effects, however, are somewhat lessthan those of methyl and ethyl acrylates.The LD50 and LC50 values reported in theliterature show significant variations. Also,these data varied widely between mice andrats. The dermal LD50 value in rabbits is2000 mg/kg.

Health Hazard

Vapor is irritating when breathed at high concentrations. Contact with liquid causes irritation of skin and burning of eyes.

Fire Hazard

HIGHLY FLAMMABLE: Will be easily ignited by heat, sparks or flames. Vapors may form explosive mixtures with air. Vapors may travel to source of ignition and flash back. Most vapors are heavier than air. They will spread along ground and collect in low or confined areas (sewers, basements, tanks). Vapor explosion hazard indoors, outdoors or in sewers. May polymerize explosively when heated or involved in a fire. Runoff to sewer may create fire or explosion hazard. Containers may explode when heated. Many liquids are lighter than water.

Potential Exposure

Butyl acrylate is a colorless liquid. Molecular weight 5 128.17; specific gravity (H2O:1) 5 0.89 @ 20C; boiling point 5 145148C; freezing/melting point 5 264.6C; vapor pressure 5 4 mmHg @ 20C; relative vapor density (air 5 1) 5 4.4; flash point 5 29C; vapor pressure 5 7.5 mmHg @ 30.4C; Autoignition temperature 5 292C. Explosive limits in air: LEL: 1.3%; UEL: 9.9%. Hazard identification (based on NFPA-704 M Rating System): Health 2; flammability 2; reactivity 2 ?. Slightly soluble in water; solubility in water = 0.14%.

First aid

If this chemical gets into the eyes, remove any contact lenses at once and irrigate immediately for at least 30 minutes, occasionally lifting upper and lower lids. Seek medical attention immediately. If this chemical contacts the skin, remove contaminated clothing and wash immediately with soap and water. Seek medical attention immediately. If this chemical has been inhaled, remove from exposure, begin rescue breathing (using universal precautions, including resuscitation mask) if breathing has stopped and CPR if heart action has stopped. Transfer promptly to a medical facility. When this chemical has been swallowed, get medical attention. Give large quantities of water and induce vomiting. Do not make an unconscious person vomit. Medical observation is recommended for 24 to 48 hours after breathing overexposure, as pulmonary edema may be delayed. As first aid for pulmonary edema, a doctor or authorized paramedic m

Metabolic pathway

After oral administration to rats, 14C-butyl acrylate is metabolized primarily to CO2, accounting for elimination of up to 75% of the radioactivity administered. Elimination in urine and feces accounts for approximately 10 and 2% of the dose, respectively. The major portion of butyl acrylate is hydrolyzed to acrylic acid, which is further metabolized to compounds available for oxidation. Two major metabolites identified in the urine are N-acetyl-S-(2- carboxyethyl)cysteine and its S-oxide. A smaller portion of butyl acrylate is conjugated with glutathione, and these conjugates result in the formation of the mercapturic acid excreted in the urine.


Butyl acrylate is stable under recommended storage conditions. Elevated temperatures can cause hazardous polymerization. Polymerization can be initiated by the absence of air, the presence of free radical initiators and peroxides, or high temperature. The presence of moisture can also accelerate polymerization rate.
Butyl acrylate contains inhibitors to minimize polymerization under recommended storage conditions. Maintain inhibitor and dissolved oxygen level. Uninhibited monomer vapors can polymerize and plug relief devices.
Avoid unintended contact with activated carbon or silica gel, which may cause polymerization. Avoid contact with clay-based absorbants, and with incompatible materials, such as:
Oxidizing materials.
Aldehydes, amines, azides, ethers, free radical initiators, halides, mercaptans, mineral acids, peroxides, rust, strong inorganic bases.
Metals such as brass or copper.


UN2348 Butyl acrylate, stabilized, Hazard Class: 3; Labels: 3—Flammable liquid.

Purification Methods

Wash it repeatedly with aqueous NaOH to remove inhibitors such as hydroquinone, then with distilled water. Dry with CaCl2. Fractionally distil under reduced pressure in an all-glass apparatus. The middle fraction is sealed under N2 and stored at 0o in the dark until required [Mallik & Das J Am Chem Soc 82 4269 1960]. [Beilstein 2 IV 1463.]


May form explosive mixture with air. Heat, sparks, open flame, light, reducing agents; or peroxides may cause explosive polymerization. Incompatible with strong acids; amines, halogens, hydrogen compounds, oxidizers, sunlight, or other catalysts.

Waste Disposal

Dissolve or mix the material with a combustible solvent and burn in a chemical incinerator equipped with an afterburner and scrubber. All federal, state, and local environmental regulations must be observed.

Butyl acrylate Preparation Products And Raw materials

Raw materials

Preparation Products

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