An Overview of Octyl Acrylamide


Tertiary Octyl acrylamide by Vinati Organics is a chemical compound that is majorly used to provide stability and strength, it is used as a copolymer to improve the strength and performance of polymers. The molecular formula of this compound is C11H21NO and has a CAS number 4223-03-4.


    Properties of TOA:

    CAS No:4223-03-4
    pH value:NA
    Melting Point:63.5 C
    Boiling Point:> 300 C
    Density:0.867±0.06 g/cm3
    Molecular Formula:C11H21NO
    Formula Weight: 183.29

    Synonyms: TOA; Octylacrylamide; T-OCTYLACRYLAMIDE; tert-Octylacrylamide; N-TERT-OCTYLACRYLAMIDE; TERTIARY-OCTYL ACRYLAMIDE; N-TERTIARY OCTYL ACRYLAMIDE (TOA); Acrylamide, N-(5,5-dimethylhexyl)-; N-(1,1,3,3-Tetramethylbutyl)acrylamide; N-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)-Acrylamide.


    The manufacturing process of TOA

    Tertiary Octyl Acrylamide is commonly produced in the industry by the addition of acrylonitrile and di-isobutylene in an acidic environment.


    Industry Uses and Applications:

    Tertiary Octyl Acrylamide is a monomer that can be polymerized with other comonomers to yield polymers with varying applications. They work as intermediates in

    the production of various other compounds  In addition to these, n-TOA (CAS No. 4223-03-4) has diverse applications. Some of them include:


    • Personal Care Products: Copolymer/ Terpolymer of n-tertiary octyl acrylamide monomer with acrylates are utilized in products like hair spray, mousses as well as styling products. These compounds enable unparalleled curl retention, hand-hold and humidity resistance.
    • Antiscalant: Copolymer of TOA with acrylates (especially with acrylic acid) is not only implemented in stabilizing iron in a solution but also effective against scales in the presence of soluble iron.
    • Amplify Oil Recovery: Terpolymer of n-TOA and copolymer provides a balance between aqueous solubility, Viscosification, brine tolerance, hydrolytic & mechanical stability and therefore used for EOR polymers.
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