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2-hydroxyethyl acrylate

HEA is a hydroxy functional acrylic monomer which can be used in a variety of ways to produce resins that are useful in high performance coating applications. Using typical methods for the polymerization of ethylenically unsaturated monomers, HEA can be used to attach hydroxy groups to an acrylic polymer backbone. The pendant hydroxyl groups can then act as sites for reaction with a variety of cross-linking agents. HEA allows faster curing cycles and/or reduced baking temperatures, compared with hydroxyalkyl methacrylates. Additionally, HEA can be formulated at higher solids in coating applications. It is also a key raw material for acrylic polyols.


Purity 97.0 min
Color(APHA) 30 max
Water(%) 0.15%

Chemical Structure

Chemical Structure


CAS#: 818-61-1

EINECS#: 212-454-9


  • Adhesion
  • Chemical Resistance
  • Cross-linker
  • Hydrophilicity
  • Low VOC
  • Rheology Modifier
  • Scratch Resistance
  • Weatherability


  • Additives for ion exchange resins
  • Additives for personal care products
  • Adhesives
  • Adhesives-PSA
  • Emulsion Polymers
  • Plastics & Other Flexible Substrates Coatings
  • Radiation Cure
  • UV Inkjet Inks