Agent Name

Polyacrylic acid

Alternative Name

Carbomer

CAS Number

9003-01-4

Formula

(C3-H4-O2)x-

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

Carbomer; 2-Propenoic acid, homopolymer; 2-Propenic acid, homopolymer; Acrylic acid homopolymer; Acrylic acid resin; Acrylic acid, polymer; Acrylic polymer; Acrylic resin; Acrysol A 1; Acrysol A 3; Acrysol A 5; Acrysol AC 5; Acrysol WS-24; Acrysol ase-75; Antiprex 461; Antiprex A; Arasorb 750; Arasorb S 100F; Arolon; Aron; Aron A 10H; Atactic poly(acrylic acid); Carbomer 1342; Carbomer 910; Carbomer 934; Carbomer 934p; Carbomer 940; Carbomer 941; Carbopol 1342; Carbopol 910; Carbopol 934; Carbopol 934P; Carbopol 940; Carbopol 941; Carbopol 960; Carbopol 961; Carbopol 971P; Carbopol 974P; Carbopol 980; Carbopol 981; Carboset 515; Carboset Resin No. 515; Carboxy vinyl polymer; Carboxypolymethylene; Carpolene; Colloids 119/50; Cyguard 266; Dispex C40; Dow Latex 354; G-Cure; Good-rite K 37; Good-rite K 702; Good-rite K 732; Good-rite K-700; Good-rite K727; Good-rite WS 801; Haloflex 202; Haloflex 208; Joncryl 678; Junlon 110; Jurimer AC 10H; Jurimer AC 10P; Nalfloc 636; Neocryl A-1038; OLD 01; P 11H; P 11H; P-11H; PA 11M; PAA-25; Pemulen TR-1; Pemulen TR-2; Poly(acrylic acid); Polyacrylate; Polyacrylate elastomers; Polymer of acrylic acid, cross-linked with allyl ethers of pentaerythritol; Polymer of acrylic acid, cross-linked with allyl ethers of pentaerythritol. Molecular weight is approximately 1,250,000; Polymer of acrylic acid, cross-linked with allyl ethers of pentaerythritol. Molecular weight is approximately 750,000; Polymer of acrylic acid, cross-linked with allyl ethers of sucrose or pentaerythritol; Polymer of acrylic acid, cross-linked with allyl ethers of sucrose or pentaerythritol. Molecular weight is approximately 3,000,000; Polymer of acrylic acid, cross-linked with allyl ethers of sucrose. Molecular weight is approximately 3,000,000; Polymer von linksdrehender acrylsaeure mit einem polyfunktionalen agens; Polymer, carboxy vinyl; Polymerized acrylic acid; Polytex 973; Primal ASE 60; Propenoic acid polymer; R968; Racryl; Revacryl A 191; Rohagit SD 15; Sokalan PAS; Solidokoll N; Synthemul 90-588; TB 1131; Tecpol; Texcryl; Versicol E 7; Versicol E15; Versicol E9; Versicol K 11; Versicol S 25; Viscalex HV 30; Viscon 103; WS 24; WS 801; XPA; Acrylic acid, polymers; Acrysol lmw-20X; Polymer of 2-propenoic acid, cross-linked with allyl ethers of pentaerythritol; Polymer of 2-propenoic acid, cross-linked with allyl ethers of sucrose; Polymer of 2-propenoic acid, cross-linked with allyl ethers of sucrose or pentaerythritol; Acrylic acid polymer; Acrylic polymer resins; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Polymers

Description

Hygroscopic; [HSDB] Solid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA] Used as thickening, suspending, dispersing, and emulsifying agents in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and personal care products; Also used in wallpaper removers, waxes, polishes, paints, paint removers, waterproof and oil proof coatings, lubricants, printing inks, latexes, tape adhesives, solvents, creosotes, tars, asphalts, glass fibers, graphite, powdered metals, and in forming gels with hydrocarbons; [HSDB]

Comments

Members of this group of compounds showed no developmental toxicity in rats at high doses; [REPROTOX] Contains 0.1-0.5% benzene; May cause irritation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 1,710 mg/m3/4hr

Adverse Effects
IARC Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

Links to Other NLM Databases
Health Studies

Human Health Effects from Hazardous Substances Data Bank:

Toxicity Information

Search TOXNET

Chemical Information

Search ChemIDplus

Biomedical References

Search PubMed

Related Information in HazMap
Processes

Industrial Processes with risk of exposure: