SYNONYMS: Methylenesuccinic acid; Methylene Butanedioic acid; Propylenedicarboxylic acid; 2-Propene-1,2-dicarboxylic acid;
EINECS NO. 202-599-6
MOL WT. 131.10
H.S. CODE: 2917.19
PHYSICAL STATE: white crystalline powder
MELTING POINT: 165 - 169 C
SPECIFIC GRAVITY: 1.5 - 1.6
SOLUBILITY IN WATER: 8 - 9.5 %
SOLVENT SOLUBILITY: Soluble in alcohol. slightly soluble in organic solvents
Itaconic Acid (also called Methylene Succinic Acid) is a white crystalline carboxylic acid obtained by the fermentation of carbohydrates. It is soluble in water, ethanol and acetone. Unsaturated double bond makes a conjugated system with carbonly group.
- Co-monomer to prepare acrylic fibers and rubbers, paint and coating, reinforced glass fiber, artificial diamonds and lens
- Additive in fibers and ion exchange resins to increases abrasion, waterproofing, physical resistance, dying affinity and better duration
- Water treatment system to prevent contamination by metallic alkali
- As binder and sizing agent in non-weaving fibers, paper and concrete paint.
The end applications of itaconic acid and its esters include in the field of co-polymerizations, plasticizers, lubricant oil, paper coating. carpets for better duration, adhesives, coatings, paints, thickener, emulsifier, surface active agents, pharmaceuticals and printing chemicals.