Crotonic acid is a short chain unsaturated carboxylic acid. The cross-linked copolymeric crotonic acid hydrogels release fertilizers and drugs that help prevent environmental pollution.
It also finds applications as a softening agent in the manufacture of synthetic rubber and alkyd resins to improve the flow characteristics in raw material for paints.
Crotonic acid along with a copolymer of vinyl acetate is used as an industrial adhesives. It is a moisture-sensitive adhesive and is used to give finishing effects in the textile and hat industries.
|1||Appearance||Clear Colourless Liquid|
|2||Assay (%)||Min 99.50|
|3||Acidity as Acetic Acid (%)||Max 0.010 (Cosmetic Grade)
Max 0.100 (Technical Grade)
|5||Specific Gravity @ 20 0C||1.004 – 1.007|