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Crotonic acid is a short chain unsaturated carboxylic acid. The cross-linked copolymeric crotonic acid hydrogels release fertilizers and drugs that help prevent environmental pollution.

It also finds applications as a softening agent in the manufacture of synthetic rubber and alkyd resins to improve the flow characteristics in raw material for paints.


Crotonic Acid has been used to prepare resin compounds for flexible printed circuit boards. Synthetic Resins are used in molding, laminating, casting, coating and adhesive applications that are made from ester of crotonic acid.

This chemical also appears under: Adhesives and Lubricants, Flavours, Personal Care and Cosmetics, Pharmaceutical

Technical Overview

1 Appearance Clear Colourless Liquid
2 Assay (%) Min 99.50
3 Acidity as Acetic Acid (%) Max 0.010 (Cosmetic Grade)
Max 0.100 (Technical Grade)
4 Moisture (%) 0.50
5 Specific Gravity @ 20 0C 1.004 – 1.007