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 is a flavouring agent with a burnt, roasted odour used mainly in baked goods and non-alcoholic beverages
|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|