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Technical Data Sheet
Eastman™ AAEM

  • Auto OEM
  • Polymer & plastic
Key Attributes
  • Improved adhesion to metal substrates
  • Low glass transition temperature for improved coating flexibility
  • Outstanding flexibility and corrosion resistance
  • Reaction with conventional crosslinkers
  • Resin viscosity reduction for lower VOC emissions
  • Room temperature cure, isocyanate-free crosslinking

Product Description

Eastman™ AAEM is a methacrylic monomer used to formulate high-solids solution acrylic resins and acrylic emulsions for lower VOC emission industrial and architectural coatings. The ability of AAEM to react with amines and hydrazides makes it an ideal monomer for self-crosslinkable, room temperature cure acrylic emulsions. It also finds use in acetoacetylated polymers crosslinked through chelation with metal ions and for acetoacetylated polymers for producing colorfast fibers (azo-dye). AAEM readily polymerizes with other acrylic and methacrylic monomers.

Typical Properties

PropertyTypical Value, Units
Molecular Weight214.22
Empirical FormulaC10H14O5
AppearanceClear, light yellow liquid
Color, Gardner2 max.
AAEM95.0 wt % min.
2-Hydroxyethyl Methacrylate4.0 wt % max.
Methacrylic Acid0.5 wt % max.
Inhibitor (BHT)300 ppm
Specific Gravity 
     @ 25°C/25°C1.12
     @ 25°C6.8 cP
SolubilityMiscible with most organic liquids
Boiling PointPolymerizes
Flash Point 
     Cleveland Open Cup134 °C (273 °F)

Properties reported here are typical of average lots. Eastman makes no representation that the material in any particular shipment will conform exactly to the values given.

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