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
Form: Powder
Colour: White
Odour: Characteristic
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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