F. M. Wampler III is a Research Chemist with BASF Corporation in Freeport, Texas, He received his B.S. degree in chemistry in 1979 from the University of Pittsburgh. His research interests include chromatographic methods development and acrylic monomers process improvement. He is an associate member of the AIChE and also a member of the American Chemical Society.
Formation of diacrylic acid during acrylic acid storage
Version of Record online: 17 JUN 2004
Copyright © 1988 American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Volume 7, Issue 3, pages 183–189, July 1988
How to Cite
Wampler, F. M. (1988), Formation of diacrylic acid during acrylic acid storage. Plant/Oper. Prog., 7: 183–189. doi: 10.1002/prsb.720070312
- Issue online: 17 JUN 2004
- Version of Record online: 17 JUN 2004
Diacrylic acid (β-acryloxypropionic acid) forms spontaneously in bulk acrylic acid by a Michael-addition reaction. Fresh samples of acrylic acid containing 0.08–2.9% (m/m) levels of water were stored at constant temperatures of 15, 25, 35, and 45°C up to 65 days. An empirical equation to predict diacrylic acid formation was generated from the data.