in alcohol. slightly soluble in organic
under ordinary conditions. Hygroscopic
DESCRIPTION & APPLICATIONS
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 solid bond makes a conjugated system
with carbonly group. It is used in the field of;
Co-monomer to prepare
acrylic fibers and rubbers, reinforced glass fiber, artificial diamonds and
Additive in fibers and ion exchange resins to increases abrasion,
waterproofing, physical resistance, dying affinity and better duration
treatment system to prevent contamination by metallic alkali
As binder and
sizing agent in non-weaving fibers, paper and concrete paint.
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.
acid is a compound containing two carboxylic acid, -COOH,
groups. Examples are shown in table. In substitutive
nomenclature their names are formed by adding -dioic'
as a suffix to the name of the parent compound. They
can yield two kinds of salts, as they contain two carboxyl
groups in its molecules.
Acid (Butanedioic Acid)
Acid (Hexanedioic Acid)
Acid (Heptanedioic Acid)
Acid (Octanedioic Acid)
Acid (Nonanedioic Acid)
Acid (Decanedioic Acid)
almost infinite esters obtained from thousands of potential starting materials.
Esters are formed by removal of water from an acid and an alcohol, e.g.,
carboxylic acid esters, phosphoric acid esters, and sulfonic acid esters.
Carboxylic acid esters are used as in a variety of direct and indirect
applications. Lower chain esters are used as flavouring base materials,
plasticizers, solvent carriers and coupling agents. Higher chain compounds are
used as components in metalworking fluids, surfactants, lubricants, detergents,
oiling agents, emulsifiers, wetting agents textile treatments and emollients,
They are also used as intermediates for the manufacture of a variety of target
compounds. The almost infinite esters provide a wide range of viscosity,
specific gravity, vapor pressure, boiling point, and other physical and chemical
properties for the proper application selections.