2-ethyl hexyl acrylate is an acrylate monomer with a molecular formula of CH2=CHCOOC8H17. It is a clear liquid which is not soluble in water and completely soluble in alcohols and ethers. It is not a very flammable liquid with a flashpoint between 75 – 90° C and has a characteristic acrylic odour. It is easily miscible with other organic solvents and is readily polymerized with monomer molecules to create polymer chains. 2-ethyl acrylate will react with oxidising agents such as alkalis and will polymerise with the application of heat. Polymerisation is inhibited with methyl ether or hydroquinone.
2-Ethyl Hexyl Acrylate
1-hexanol, 2-ethyl-, acrylate / 2-ethyl-1-hexanolacrylate / 2-ethylhexyl 2-propenoate / 2-ethylhexyl ester acrylic acid / 2-ethylhexyl propenoate / 2-ethylhexyl-2-propenoate / 2-propenoic acid, 2-ethylhexyl ester / 2-propenoic acid-2-ethylhexyl ester / acrylic acid, 2-ethylhexyl ester / acrylic acid-2-ethylhexyl ester / octyl acrylate / Substances with a flash-point above 60 °C and not more than 100 °C / Substances with a flash-point above 60 °C and not more than 100 °C, which do not belong to another class)