N-Butyl Methacrylate (NBMA)

Other Trading Names:

  • Butyl Methacrylate
  • N-Butyl Methacrylate

CAS Number: 97-88-1

HS Code:  2916140020

Types of Packaging:

  • 180kg Drum
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N-Butyl Methacrylate (NBMA)

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≥ 99.5%


Colorless liquid

Color (Pt-Co)

≤ 20

Water Content

≤ 0.10%

Acidity (as Methacrylic Acid)

≤ 0.03%

Chemical Description 

  • N-Butyl Methacrylate (NBMA) is a special liquid in chemistry. It's clear and smells a bit like fruit. It can be really cold (-65°C) or really hot (160°C). Even though it's light, it takes up some space when it's packed together.
  • It mixes well with some liquids but not with water. When conditions are right, NBMA can change into long chains called polymers, which are used in many useful things.
  • This colorless liquid exhibits a mild fruity odor and possesses unique physical properties. It has a relatively low melting point of approximately -65 degrees Celsius and a boiling point of around 160 degrees Celsius. With a molar mass of approximately 142.2 g/mol, NBMA demonstrates a density of 0.885 g/cm³.
  • NBMA is mainly used to make stuff like paints, glue, and rubber. It helps these things stay strong and flexible.
  • But, it's important to be careful with NBMA. Breathing it in or swallowing it can make people sick. So, it's best to handle it safely and store it properly.
  • Primarily, NBMA is utilized in the production of polymers and copolymers, including acrylic resins, coatings, adhesives, and elastomers. Its properties, such as flexibility, weather resistance, and durability, make it well-suited for applications in automotive coatings, construction materials, and medical devices.
  • However, it's essential to handle NBMA with caution due to its potential health hazards. Inhalation or ingestion of NBMA can pose health risks, leading to respiratory irritation, skin sensitization, and central nervous system effects. Proper storage, handling, and personal protective equipment are crucial to minimize these risks and ensure workplace safety.
  • N-Butyl Methacrylate (NBMA) stands as a versatile chemical compound with significant industrial importance. Its wide-ranging applications, coupled with proper handling and disposal practices, underscore its role in driving innovation and progress while ensuring environmental stewardship and workplace safety.
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