Acrolein and Methacrolein
Published Online: 15 APR 2007
Copyright © 2002 by Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry
How to Cite
Arntz, D., Fischer, A., Höpp, M., Jacobi, S., Sauer, J., Ohara, T., Sato, T., Shimizu, N. and Schwind, H. 2007. Acrolein and Methacrolein. Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry. .
- Published Online: 15 APR 2007
The article contains sections titled:
|3.1.||Acrolein by Propene Oxidation|
|4.||Quality and Analysis|
|5.||Handling, Storage, and Transportation|
|6.||Uses and Production Data|
|7.||Toxicology and Ecotoxicology|
Acrolein is the simplest unsaturated aldehyde. It is an important intermediate in the production processes of a variety of substances. The main use of isolated acrolein is in the production of d,l-methionin, but in far more production processes, acrolein is used without purification. Acrolein is an extremely reactive chemical and, in very low concentrations, acts as a very effective broad-spectrum biocide. Methacrolein is produced commercially as an organic intermediate, which is used as building block for chain expansions or, in limited application, in the synthesis of flavors and fragrances.