Agent Name

Methylenesuccinic acid

Alternative Name

Itaconic acid

CAS Number

97-65-4

Formula

C5-H6-O4

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

2-Propene-1,2-dicarboxylic acid; Butanedioic acid, methylene-; Itaconic acid; Methylenebutanedioic acid; Propylenedicarboxylic acid; Succinic acid, methylene-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Other Monomers

Description

Hygroscopic solid; [Merck Index] White crystalline powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in copolymerization and to make resins, plasticizers, and lube oil additives; [HSDB] Used as a comonomer in the production of acrylic fibers and latex; [eChemPortal: SIDSUNEP]

Comments

Corrosive to eyes; [eChemPortal: ERMA] Oral LD50 (rat) = 2969 mg/kg; NOEL = 500 mg/kg/d (highest dose tested) for oral repeated dose testing of rats for 4 weeks; [eChemPortal: SIDSUNEP] An irritant; [MSDSonline]

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