Jan 2021. Acrylamide is a water-soluble monomer, industrially produced by the hydration of acrylonitrile. The traditional or synthetic route utilizes a copper oxide catalyst whereas the biosynthetic route is based on an immobilized nitrile hydratase biocatalyst. The biosynthetic route is claimed to be more efficient than the traditional one and currently accounts for over 95% of global production capacity. The principal acrylamide derivatives are polyacrylamides (both homopolymers and copolymers) that have varying water solubility characteristics. These polymers are used widely in water treatment, petroleum production, pulp and paper production, mineral processing, and numerous small-volume applications.
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- Publish Date: 2021-01-29
- Chemical Focus: Aromatics and Fibers
- Number of Pages: 58
- Content Type: Report
- Delivery: Email with link to PDF file
- Global summary; regional coverage
- Producers with annual capacities and plant sites
- Consumption and five-year forecast by end-use application
- Price and production figures and trends
- Trade imports and exports
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