Acrylamide

CAS Number

79-06-1

Synonym(s)

2-Propenamide; prop-2-enamide; Acrylic amide

Occurence(s)/Use(s)

Precursor to polyacrylamides used in wastewater treatment, gel electrophoresis, ore processing; chemical intermediate in dyes and fabrics; decay product of polyacrylamide in commercial herbicides; component of tobacco smoke; contaminant that forms during the baking, frying or roasting of certain plant-based foods, particularly starchy foods.

Date Added

01/01/1990
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