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Wacker Wacker® Vinyl Acetate Monomer
Categories: Fluid

Material Notes: Empirical formula: C4H6O2

CAS No.: 108-05-4

Product description: WACKER® Vinyl Acetate Monomer stab. (VAM) is an unsaturated vinyl ester stabilized by hydroquinone. VAM is a monomer solely used to manufacture polyvinyl acetate and vinyl acetate copolymers.

Properties: VAM is a liquid smelling of ester, colorless and highly flammable. The solubility in water is poor. However, VAM is hydrolyzed in water.

Special features: Usually VAM is stabilized with 4 ± 1 ppm hydroquinone if delivered inland and with 12 ± 2 ppm abroad. Hydroquinone is added to prevent polymerization during shipment and storage. Processing is not impaired in any way as a result.

Application: VAM is a monomer used to manufacture polyvinyl acetate and vinyl acetate copolymers. Usual co-monomers are e.g. acrylates, ethylene, fumarates, maleinates, vinyl chloride, vinyl laurate and vinyl tert-decanoate (VeoVa). These polymers are market in different delivery forms as dispersions / emulsions, dispersible polymer powders, solid resins or solutions. Vinyl acetate (co)polymers are used in many industrial and consumer products as well as are the base for other polymers

  • Additive e.g. for coatings, diesel fuel
  • Binder e.g. for
  • (low VOC waterborne) Adhesives
  • Coatings for food packaging
  • Concrete
  • Exterior thermal insulation composite systems
  • Filler
  • (repair) Mortar
  • Engineered fabrics / non-woven
  • Personal care products such as hair spray
  • (low VOC) Emulsion / dispersion paints
  • Paper finishing
  • Plasters / renders
  • Sealing slurries
  • Self leveling mortars and screeds
  • Textile finishing agents
  • Tile adhesives
  • Fiber
  • Film
  • Masticatory polymer e.g. for chewing gum (base)
  • Modifier for plastics e.g. low profile additive for mouldings
  • Raw material for other (co)polymers

Information provided by Wacker Chemie AG.

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  • Specific Heat Capacity, liquid
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  • Solidus
  • Boiling Point, DIN 51751
  • Refractive Index
  • Moisture Content
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