Agent Name

Methylmaleic anhydride

Alternative Name

Citraconic anhydride

CAS Number

616-02-4

Formula

C5-H4-O3

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

Citraconic anhydride; 2,5-Furandione, 3-methyl-; 2-Methylmaleic anhydride; 3-Methylmaleic anhydride; Anhydrid kyseliny citrakonove [Czech]; Citraconic acid anhydride; Maleic anhydride, methyl-; Monomethylmaleic anhydride; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Acid Anhydrides, Cyclic

Description

Colorless liquid; mp = 7-8 deg C; [Hawley] Clear almost colorless liquid; mp = 7 deg C; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as reagent for alkalies, alcohols, and amines; as monomer for specialty unsaturated polyester resins; [HSDB]

Comments

An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "Maleic anhydride." See "ACID ANHYDRIDES."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

VP = 1 mm Hg at 47.1 deg C; [HSDB]

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