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Empirical formula: C3H4O2
a: 9.952 Å
b: 11.767 Å
c: 6.206 Å
α (alpha): 90.00 °
β (beta): 90.00 °
γ (gamma): 90.00 °
Volume: 726.75 Å3
Space group: Ibam
Calculated density: 1.317 g/cm3
Z: 8
Temperature: -148.0 °C
Formula weight: 72.064 g/mole
R(F): 4.0000
Structural formula: C3H4O2
CSD refcode: ACRLAC02
Short description: Acrylic acid is a plant molecule that is produced by marine algae and used to make plastics.
Keyword: plastics
Common name: Ethylene carboxylic acid
Common name: Ethane carboxylic acid
Common name: Acroleic acid
Common name: Vinylformic acid
Common name: Acrylic acid
Common name: Propene acid
Keyword: marine algae
Layman's explanation: Acrylic acid is a colorless liquid that has an irritating bitter odor and was discovered by Josef Redtenbacher, a German chemist. This substance is miscible with water and most organic solvents. Known also as 2-propeonic acid, this plant molecule occurs naturally in marine algae and has been found in the rumen fluid of sheep. Acrylic acid has been found to polymerize easily when exposed to heat, light, or metals so, therefore a polymerization inhibitor is added to commercial for storage. The acid is used in the manufacture of plastics, floor polish, paint formulations, leather finishings, and paper coatings. Exposure to the liquid occurs primarily in the workplace and can irritate the skin, eyes, and mucous membranes of humans. Acrylic acid has not been classified as a carcinogen.
Citation of a publication: R.Boese, D.Blaser, I.Steller, R.Latz, A.Baumen; Acta Crystallogr.,Sect.C:Cryst.Struct.Commun., 55, (1999), 9900006
IUPAC name: 2-Propenoic acid
Lab name: Common molecules
Sample provider: Obtained courtesy of the Cambridge Structural Database
Status: Complete, visible to public
Repository Files:
50991.cif 50991.crt 50991.gif 50991.ort 50991.pdb

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