W241806 Sigma-Aldrich

Ethyl acrylate

≥99.5%, stabilized, FG

Synonym: Acrylic acid ethyl ester, Ethyl 2-propenoate

  • CAS Number 140-88-5

  • Linear Formula CH2=CHCOOC2H5

  • Molecular Weight 100.12

  •  FEMA Number 2418

  •  Beilstein Registry Number 773866

  •  EC Number 205-438-8

  •  Council of Europe no. 245

  •  MDL number MFCD00009188

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24901058

  •  Flavis number 9.037



Related Categories Alphabetical Listings, Certified Food Grade Products, E-F, E-G, E-H,
biological source   synthetic
grade   FG
reg. compliance   FDA 21 CFR (117)
  FDA 21 CFR (172.515)
  EU Regulation 1334/2008 & 178/2002
vapor density   3.5 (vs air)
vapor pressure   31 mmHg ( 20 °C)
assay   ≥99.5%
autoignition temp.   721 °F
contains   10-30 ppm MEHQ as stabilizer (synthetic)
expl. lim.   12.1 %
refractive index   n20/D 1.406(lit.)
bp   99 °C(lit.)
mp   −71 °C (lit.)
density   0.918 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
Documentation   see Safety & Documentation for available documents
Organoleptic   plastic
food allergen   no known allergens



1 kg in glass bottle

10 kg in steel drum

25 kg in composite drum

General description

Ethyl acrylate can be used as a flavoring agent in the food industry. It is one of the main volaitle components identified in organic passion fruit pulp.

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For R&D Use and/or Food Manufacturing only

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