Acrylamide

IUPAC Name: Prop-2-enamide

Source: Added to water during treatment processes. Occurs naturally in food and is used in the production of dyes and paper.

Summary: Acrylamide is an organic compound that is used in the production of other organic chemicals. It is also used in adhesives, fertilizers, dyes, and in the production of paper. It is added to water in wastewater treatment processes to create flocculation. The compound may be added during oil refinery to increase yields. It is soluble in water up to 371.1 g/L at 20 C and has a density of 1.122 g/mL at 30 C. Acrylamide is classified by the EPA as a Hazardous Air Pollutant (HAPs). A Koc value of 50 indicates high mobility within soil that may cause leaching to groundwater. Biodegradation is expected to be a major method of natural removal in water.

GHS Hazard Statement: H301, H302, H311, H312, H315, H316, H317, H319, H332, H340, H350, H360, H361, H361f, H370, H372, H373, H402, GHS06, GHS07, GHS08