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2-HEA appears as a clear colorless liquid. 
Less dense than water. 
Vapors heavier than air. 
Corrosive to tissue. 
May polymerize exothermically if heated or contaminated. 
If the polymerization takes place inside a container, the container may rupture violently. 
Used to make plastics.
2-HEA forms homopolymers and copolymers. 
Copolymers of 2-Ethylhexyl acrylate can be prepared with acrylic acid and its salts, amides and esters, and with methacrylates, acrylonitrile, maleic acid esters, vinyl acetate, vinyl chloride, vinylidene chloride, styrene, butadiene, unsaturated polyesters and drying oils, etc.

2-HEA is also a very useful feedstock for chemical syntheses, because it readily undergoes addition reactions with a wide variety of organic and inorganic compounds.

2-Hydroxyethyl Acrylate is an ester of Acrylic acid and is used as a raw material component in the synthesis of polymers. 
2-Hydroxyethyl Acrylate is a monofunctional methacrylate monomer with a characteristic high reactivity of methacrylates and a branched hydrophobic moiety. 
2-Hydroxyethyl Acrylate  forms homopolymers and copolymers. Copolymers of 2-Hydroxyethyl Acrylate can be prepared with (meth)acrylic acid and its salts, amides, and esters, as well as methacrylates, acrylonitrile, maleic esters, butadiene, and other monomers.

2-Hydroxyethyl Acrylate  is also a very useful feedstock for chemical syntheses because it readily undergoes addition reactions with a wide variety of organic and inorganic compounds.
2-Hydroxy Ethyl Acrylate forms homopolymers and copolymers. 
Copolymers of 2-Hydroxyethyl Acrylate can be prepared with acrylic acid and its salts, amides and esters, and with methacrylates, acrylonitrile, maleic acid esters,vinyl acetate, vinyl chloride, vinylidene chloride, styrene, butadiene, unsaturated polyesters and drying oils, etc. 
2-Hydroxyethyl Acrylate is also a very useful feedstock for chemical syntheses, because it readily undergoes addition reactions with a wide variety of organic and inorganic compounds.
2-Hydroxyethyl Acrylate is a hydroxy functional acrylic monomer which can be used in a variety of ways to produce resins that are useful in high performance coating applications.   
Using typical methods for the polymerization of ethylenically unsaturated monomers, HEA can be used to attach hydroxy groups to an acrylic polymer backbone.  
The pendant hydroxyl groups can then act as sites for reaction with a variety of cross-linking agents.  
2-Hydroxyethyl acrylate allows faster curing cycles and/or reduced baking temperatures, compared with hydroxyalkyl methacrylates.  
Additionally, 2-Hydroxyethyl acrylate can be formulated at higher solids in coating applications. 
2-Hydroxyethyl acrylate is also a key raw material for acrylic polyols.
2-Hydroxyethyl acrylate  by BASF forms low VOC homopolymers and copolymers. 
2-Hydroxyethyl acrylate imparts chemical resistance, crosslinking, adhesion, scratch resistance, weatherability and low VOC. 
Copolymers of 2-Hydroxyethyl Acrylate (HEA) can be prepared with acrylic acid and its salts, amides, esters and with methacrylates, acrylonitrile, maleic acid esters, vinyl acetate, vinyl chloride, vinylidene chloride, styrene, butadiene, unsaturated polyesters and drying oils, etc. 
2-Hydroxyethyl Acrylate (HEA) is also a very useful feedstock for chemical syntheses, because it readily undergoes addition reactions with a wide variety of organic and inorganic compounds. Exhibits chemical resistance, crosslinking power, scratch resistance, adhesion, weatherabiliy, rheology modification
In 2-hydroxyethyl acrylate (HEA) is an ester of acrylic acid . 
2-Hydroxyethyl acrylate contains both a hydroxyl group and an unsaturated double bond . 
2-Hydroxyethyl acrylate is generally used as a monomer for different classes of binders and polymers.

Applications of 2-HEA
Acryl polyol
Painting resin - reaction moiety of resin for 2K painting
Pressure sensitive adhesives
Polarity modifier
Waterborne products

Characteristics of 2-HEA
Reactive OH group
Water miscible

Features & Benefits of 2-HEA:
Chemical resistance
Scratch resistance
Rheology modifier
Applications areas:
2-Hydroxyethyl Acrylate (2-HEA) is used in the preparation of solid polymers, dispersions, and polymer solutions, which are used as binders, film formers, adhesives, and sealants, coatings in various industries.
It is applied in the production of:
Automotive Coatings
Industrial Coatings
Concrete Additives
UV Curables

Uses of 2-HEA
2-Hydroxy-Ethyl Acrylate (2-HEA) is mainly used in production of:
high performance automotive coatings as acrylic enamels where a clear topcoat is applied to increase corrosion protection and durability,
photocurable acrylic resin,
polyester-acrylate resins,
emulsion polymers WB ,
light-sensitive coating,
Pressure sensitive adhesives (PSA),
textile treating agent,
water quality stabilizer,
high polymer material and as an additive in personal care products and ion exchange resins.
2-HEA is used mainly either as a co-monomer in the manufacture of polymers and can also be also very useful feedstock for chemical syntheses because it readily undergoes addition reactions with a wide variety of organic and inorganic compounds.

Uses of 2-HEA
2-HEA can be incorporated into binders such as polyacrylates via free-radical or ionic polymerization . 
Since 2-HEA has a free hydroxyl group, 2-HEA can be used to incorporate hydroxyl groups into resins. 
These groups are then available for curing reactions with isocyanates or urea resins . 

Isocyanate crosslinking of HEA
In addition to the possibility of incorporating hydroxyethyl acrylate into resins via the double bond , 2-HEA is also possible to do this via the hydroxyl group. 
Example would be this is the reaction of 3 moles of hydroxyethyl acrylate and one mole of HDI - isocyanurate . 
2-HEA results in a urethane acrylate which can be used as a reactive diluent in coatings that can be cured via UV radiation . 
2-HEA is one of the largest chemical distributor in Europe.
2-HEA is handling the storage, transport, export & import formalities of 2-Hydroxy-Ethyl Acrylate globally.

CAS Number: 818-61-1
Molecular Weight: 116.12
Beilstein: 969853
EC Number: 212-454-9
MDL number: MFCD00002865
PubChem Substance ID: 24857612

Product Specifications of 2-HEA
Packaging Details: 180 kg
Form: Liquid    
Color: Clear
Purity: ≥99.5%    
Melting point :-69 °C
Boiling point: 61-63 °C60 mm Hg(lit.)    
Density: 0.894 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
Vapor density: >1 (vs air)    
Model Number: CAS No.141-32-2    

Computed Properties of 2-HEA
Molecular Weight: 116.11    
XLogP3: -0.2    
Hydrogen Bond Donor Count: 1    
Hydrogen Bond Acceptor Count: 3    
Rotatable Bond Count: 4    
Exact Mass: 116.047344113    
Monoisotopic Mass: 116.047344113    
Topological Polar Surface Area: 46.5 Ų    
Heavy Atom Count: 8    
Formal Charge: 0    
Complexity: 87.7    
Isotope Atom Count: 0    
Defined Atom Stereocenter Count: 0    
Undefined Atom Stereocenter Count: 0    
Defined Bond Stereocenter Count: 0    
Undefined Bond Stereocenter Count:0    
Covalently-Bonded Unit Count: 1    
Compound Is Canonicalized: Yes    

Chemical Properties of 2-HEA:
Purity: min. 98.5%
Acid Value: max. 2.5 mg KOH/g
Water content: max. 0.15%
Color APHA: max. 10

Physical Properties of 2-HEA 
Appearance: clear, colorless
Physical form: liquid
Odor: ester-like, mild pungent
Molecular weight: 116.1 g/mol
Density: 1.106 g/cm3 at 25 °C
Boiling Point: 200 °C
Freezing Point: < – 60 °C
Flash point: 101 °C
Viscosity: 11.17 mPa · s
Vapor Point: 0.1 mbar at 21.4 °C

Storage & Handling:
In order to prevent polymerization, 2-Hydroxyethyl Acrylate (2-HEA) must always be stored under air, and never under inert gases. 
The presence of oxygen is required for the stabilizer to function effectively. 
It has to contain a stabilizer and the storage temperature must not exceed 35°C. 
Under these conditions, the storage stability of one year can be expected upon delivery. 
In order to minimize the likelihood of over storage, the storage procedure should strictly follow “first-in-first out” principle. 
For extended storage periods over 4 weeks it is advisable to replenish the dissolved oxygen content. Over time the content of Ethylene Glycol Diacrylate slowly increases. 
If this trace component is relevant to your process, the material should be consumed within the latest 6 months after receipt of the material. 
The preferred construction material for tanks and pipes is stainless steel. 
Carbon steel is also acceptable, although the formation of rust may be a problem with product quality (color). Iron(III)-ions have been shown to be a weak polymerization initiator. 
If carbon steel is to be used, special procedures should be used to prepare the tank for use. 
Storage tanks, pumps, and pipes should be earthed.

First Aid Measures
Sore throat. 
Burning sensation. Laboured breathing.     
Use ventilation (not if powder), local exhaust or breathing protection.     
Fresh air, rest. 
Half-upright position. 
Refer immediately for medical attention. 
Protective gloves. 
Protective clothing.     
First rinse with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, then remove contaminated clothes and rinse again. 
Refer immediately for medical attention. 
Blurred vision.     
Wear safety spectacles or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.     
Rinse with plenty of water. 
Refer immediately for medical attention. 
Sore throat. 
Burning sensation. 
Aspiration hazard!     
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. 
Wash hands before eating.     
Rinse mouth. 
Do NOT induce vomiting. 
Give one or two glasses of water to drink. 
Refer immediately for medical attention. 

Production of 2-HEA
Ethylene oxide is reacted with acrylic acid to produce 2-HEA.
2-Hydroxyethyl Acrylate (2-HEA) can be used to impart the following properties to polymers:
Chemical resistance
Scratch resistance
Rheology modifier

Purity (GC) :  97% MIN
Color (APHA) : 30 MAX
Water content: 0.15% MAX

CAS: 818-61-1, 150-76-5
Molecular Formula: C5H8O3
Molecular Weight (g/mol): 116.12
MDL Number: MFCD00002865
PubChem CID: 13165
IUPAC Name: 2-hydroxyethyl prop-2-enoateShow More

Thermo-Physical Properties
Molecular Weight of Repeat unit    g mol-1    : 116.12    
Van-der-Waals Volume VvW mL mol-1: 58.8    
Molar Volume Vm    mL mol-1: 86.1 - 92.4    88.4
Density ρg mL-1    : 1.26 - 1.35    1.31
Solubility Parameter δ MPa1/2: 25.2 - 26.1    25.5
Glass Transition Temperature Tg    K: 271     
Molar Heat Capacity Cp    J (mol K)-1: 208 - 234 (l)    221 (l)
Entanglement Molecular Weight Me: g mol-1          
Index of Refraction n    none: 1.50 - 1.52    1.51

Applications of 2-HEA
Porous hydrogels can be prepared by copolymerization of 2-hydroxyethyl acrylate and a cross linking agent. 
2-hydroxyethyl acrylate may be used in the synthesis of amphilic block copolymers by nitroxide mediated living radical polymeration. 
Also, 2-HEA may be used to prepare tuned poly(hydroxyethyl acrylate) by atom transfer radical polymerization.

General description of 2-HEA
2-Hydroxyethyl acrylate is a hydroxyl group containing vinyl monomer.

1 L in glass bottle
18 L in composite drum
250 mL in glass bottle

CAS No.818-61-1
Chemical Name:2-Hydroxyethyl acrylate
Molecular Formula:C5H8O3
Molecular Weight:116.12
MDL Number:MFCD00002865
MOL File:818-61-1.mol

CAS Number: 818-61-1    
Other(deleted CASRN): 139642-59-4
ECHA EINECS - REACH Pre-Reg:    212-454-9
Nikkaji Web: J13.139C
Beilstein Number: 0969853
MDL: MFCD00002865
XlogP3-AA: -0.20 (est)
Molecular Weight: 116.11636000
Formula: C5 H8 O3

Specifications of 2-HEA
CAS Number: 2274-11-5,79-10-7,818-61-1,818-61-1
Grade: Technical
Appearance: liquid
Auto Ignition Temperature: 370 °C (698 °F)
Boiling Point: 200.32 °C (392.58 °F)
Color: Clear, Colorless
Density: 1.1058 g/cm3 @ 20 °C (68 °F)
Dynamic Viscosity: 11.17 mPa.s @ 25 °C (77 °F)
Flash Point: 101 °C (214 °F)
Kinematic Viscosity: 11.17 mm2/s @ 23 °C (73 °F)
Odor: pleasant, sweet
Partition Coefficient
Pow: 0.17 @ 25 °C (77 °F) log Pow: 25 °C (77 °F)
pH: neutral
Recommended Use
Industrial chemical
Solubility in Water: Miscible
Vapor Pressure: 0.1 hPa @ 21.4 °C (70.5 °F)

Hazards of 2-HEA
Reactivity Alerts: Polymerizable
Air & Water Reactions: Flammable. 
Slightly soluble in water.
Fire Hazard
Behavior in Fire: Containers may explode 

Health Hazard
Inhalation causes irritation of nose and throat. 
Contact with liquid irritates eyes and skin. 
Reactivity Profile: A functional monomer of thermosetting acrylic resins.

Belongs to the Following Reactive Group(s)
Alcohols and Polyols
Acrylates and Acrylic Acids
Polymerizable Compounds
Potentially Incompatible Absorbents
Use caution: Liquids with this reactive group classification have been known to react with the absorbents listed below. 
More info about absorbents, including situations to watch out for.

Cellulose-Based Absorbents
Mineral-Based & Clay-Based Absorbents

Chemical properties of 2-HEA
Molecular weight: 116.12
Formula: C5H8O3
Purity: 97%
Color/Form: Liquid
MDL: MFCD00002865
Melting point: <-60°
Boiling point: 192°
Flash point: 101°(214°F)
Density: 1.106
EINECS: 212-454-9
HS code: 29161200

CAS#: 26022-14-0
Physical Form: 20% Solution in water (Unit weight includes weight of solvent.)
Soluble in: Methanol, water
Tg (C): -15

Alternate Names:Ethylene glycol monoacrylate
Application:2-Hydroxyethyl acrylate is a hydroxyl group containing vinyl monomer
CAS Number:818-61-1
Molecular Weight:116.12
Molecular Formula:C5H8O3
Supplemental Information:This is classified as a Dangerous Good for transport and may be subject to additional shipping charges.

CAS #: 818-61-1
EINECS #: 212-454-9
Adhesives & Sealants, Industrial Chemicals, Coatings, Reagents, Resins

Properties of 2-HEA:
Colorless transparent liquid, soluble in water, alcohol, ether and other organic solvents
specific gravity: 1.108-1.110
flash point: 104℃

Uses of 2-HEA:
This product is mainly used in producing thermosetting acrylic coating, photocureable acrylic coating, light-sensitivve coating, adhesive, textile treating agent, water quality stabilizer, high polymer material. 
Transportation and notes:
To protect from sunlight, it shall be covered with thermal insulation material in case of open storage;
Moisture can promote polymerization reaction, to protect from water;
Shelf life: half a year at normal temperature;
Collision shall be avoided when transporting, wash with clear water in case of leakage;
Corrosive to skin and mucosa, wash with clear water in contact with the product

CAS Number: 818-61-1    
Molecular Weight: 116.115
Density: 1.1±0.1 g/cm3    
Boiling Point: 196.2±23.0 °C at 760 mmHg
Molecular Formula: C5H8O3    
Melting Point: -60 °C
Flash Point: 98.3±0.0 °C

Product Information of 2-HEA
CAS number: 868-77-9
EC index number: 607-124-00-X
EC number: 212-782-2
Hill Formula: C₆H₁₀O₃
Chemical formula: CH₂=C(CH₃)COOCH₂CH₂OH
Molar Mass: 130.14 g/mol
HS Code    2916 14 00

Applications of 2-HEA
Application: 2-Hydroxyethyl methacrylate (stabilised with hydroquinone monomethyl ether) for synthesis. 
CAS 868-77-9, chemical formula CH₂=C(CH₃)COOCH₂CH₂OH.

Physicochemical Information of 2-HEA
Boiling point: 250 °C (1013 hPa)
Density: 1.07 g/cm3 (20 °C)
Flash point: 106 °C
Melting Point: -12 °C
Vapor pressure: 0.08 hPa (20 °C)

Storage and Shipping Information of 2-HEA
Storage    Store below +30°C.
Assay (GC, area%): ≥ 97.0 % (a/a)
Density (d 20 °C/ 4 °C): 1.069 - 1.072

Formula: C₅H₈O₃
MW: 116.12 g/mol
Boiling Pt: 192 °C
Melting Pt: < –60 °C
Density: 1.106
Flash Pt: 101 °C(214 °F)
Storage Temperature: Ambient
MDL Number: MFCD00002865
CAS Number: 818-61-1
EINECS: 212-454-9
UN: 2927
ADR: 6.1,II

Product Detail  of 2-HEA
CAS RN: 818-61-1
EC Number: 212-454-9
MDL Number: MFCD00002865
Storage Temperature: +4°C
Shipping Temperature: Ambient
Harmonised Tariff Code: 29161200

Property of 2-HEA
Appearance: Colorless - slightly yellow, clear liquid
Boiling Point: 90 - 92 degrees C/12mm
Flash Point: 117 degrees C (Cleveland open test)
Density: 1.103 - 1.113g/mL (20 degrees C)
Refractive Index: 1.448 - 1.453 (20 degrees C/D)

Name: 2-Hydroxyethylacrylat
other names: Hydroxyethylacrylat
Sum formula: C 5 H 8 O 3
Brief description: colorless liquid with a pungent odor 
CAS number: 818-61-1    
EC number: 212-454-9
ECHA-InfoCard: 100.011.322
PubChem    13165
Wikidata: Q27253959
Molar mass: 116.1 g · mol −1
Physical state    : liquid

density    : 1,106 g·cm−3
Melting point: <−60 °C
boiling point: 200,3 °C
Vapor pressure: 0,1 hPa (21,4 °C)
solubility: miscible with water 

Hydroxyethyl acrylate
2-Propenoic acid, 2-hydroxyethyl ester
2-hydroxyethyl prop-2-enoate
Ethylene glycol monoacrylate
Acrylic acid 2-hydroxyethyl ester
Bisomer 2HEA
Ethylene glycol, acrylate
Acrylic acid, 2-hydroxyethyl ester
2-Hydroxyethylester kyseliny akrylove
hydroxy-ethyl acrylate
Ethylene glycol, monoacrylate
CCRIS 3431
HSDB 1123
EINECS 212-45
2-Hydroxyethyl acrylate(7.56 cp(15.5 degrees c)
BRN 0969853
2-Hydroxyethylester kyseliny akrylove [Czech]
hydroxylethyl acrylate
2-hydroxy-ethyl acrylate
beta-Hydroxyethyl acrylate
EC 212-454-9Acrylic acid 2-hydroxyethyl
.beta.-Hydroxyethyl acrylate
2-Propenoic acid, 2-hydroxyethyl ester, homopolymer
2-Hydroxyethyl acrylate,97.5%
acrylic acid 2-hydroxy-ethyl esterZINC1850233
2-propenoic acid 2-hydroxyethyl ester
polyethylene glycol 1000 monoacrylate
Polyethylene Glycol 2000 monoacrylate

Polyethylene glycol 3000 monoacrylate
Polyethylene glycol 1000 mono acrylate
Polyethylene glycol 8000 monomethacrylate
2-Hydroxyethyl Acrylate (stabilized with MEHQ)
2-Hydroxyethyl Acrylate, (stabilized with MEHQ)A840207
2-Hydroxyethyl acrylate, 96%, contains 200-650 ppm monomethyl ether hydroquinone as inhibitor

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