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Acrolein Structure


Chemical Properties

Melting point −87 °C(lit.)
Boiling point 53 °C(lit.)
Density  0.839 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
vapor density  1.94 (vs air)
vapor pressure  4.05 psi ( 20 °C)
refractive index  n20/D 1.403(lit.)
Flash point −2 °F
storage temp.  2-8°C
solubility  H2O: soluble2 to 3 parts
form  Liquid
color  Colourless to Pale Yellow
Odor Pungent, lacrimatory, intensely irritating odor detectable at 0.02 to 0.4 ppm
Odor Threshold 0.0036ppm
explosive limit 31%
Odor Type fruity
Water Solubility  Soluble. 21.25 g/100 mL
Sensitive  Air & Light Sensitive
Merck  14,128
BRN  741856
Henry's Law Constant (x 10-6 atm?m3/mol at 25 °C): 135 (Snider and Dawson, 1985)
Exposure limits NIOSH REL: TWA 0.1 ppm, STEL 0.3 ppm, IDLH 2 ppm; OSHA PEL: TWA 0.1 ppm; ACGIH TLV: TWA 0.1 ppm, STEL 0.3 ppm.
Stability Stable, but very readily polymerizes. May have ca. 0.1% hydroquinone added as stabilizer. Flammable. Incompatible with oxidizing agents, reducing agents, oxygen, a variety of other chemicals, light. Very reactive with a wide variety of chemicals. May polymerize violently, especially on contact with strong acids or bases.
LogP -0.010
CAS DataBase Reference 107-02-8(CAS DataBase Reference)
IARC 3 (Vol. 63, Sup 7) 1995
NIST Chemistry Reference 2-Propenal(107-02-8)
EPA Substance Registry System Acrolein (107-02-8)

Safety Information

Hazard Codes  F,T+,N,T
Risk Statements  11-24/25-26-34-50-26/28-24
Safety Statements  23-26-28-36/37/39-45-61-16
RIDADR  UN 1092 6.1/PG 1
WGK Germany  3
RTECS  AS1050000
Autoignition Temperature 234 °C
HazardClass  6.1
PackingGroup  I
HS Code  29121900
Hazardous Substances Data 107-02-8(Hazardous Substances Data)
Toxicity LD50 orally in rats: 0.046 g/kg (Smyth)
IDLA 2 ppm


Usage And Synthesis

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