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Technical Data Sheet


Issued January 2015



VeoVa™ EH Monomer





VeoVaTM  EH Monomer is the vinyl ester of 2-ethyl hexanoic acid, a synthetic saturated monocarboxylic acid.  Its structure may be represented as:


VeoVa EH



R1 and R2 are alkyl groups containing respectively 4 and 2 carbon atoms. VeoVa EH vinyl ester monomer is a very attractive monomer for the manufacture of polymers through reactions of the vinyl group. It imparts a combination of flexibility (low Tg), hydrophobicity, enhanced scrub and water resistance and a good balance between adhesion and cohesion.





VeoVa EH Monomer can be used as a modifying co-monomer in the manufacture of vinyl acetate based polymer latices. VeoVa EH vinyl ester can also used for the production of VeoVa EH/(meth)acrylic latices and solution polymers.



Possible examples of VeoVa EH Monomer based polymer applications are:  

         1. Decorative emulsion paints, plasters and renders.

         2. Industrial paints and coatings such as elastomeric paints, wood coatings and varnishes and coatings for polyolefins.

         3. Latices and spray-dried redispersible powders for mortar admixtures.

         4. Latices for adhesives including Pressure Sensitive Adhesives and construction adhesives.



Sales Specification    




Test method




ASTM D4176


Clear liquid, free from suspended matter


ASTM D1209


30 max.


LPM 6082

% (m)

97 min

Acid Value

ASTM D1639

mg KOH / g

2 max.

Water content


% (m)

0.1 max.

P-methoxyphenol content

LPM 3112






Typical Properties    






Molecular formula (theoretical)


Molecular mass (theoretical)


Glass transition temperature (Tg) of homopolymer






Test Methods


ASTM Standards are published by the American Society for Testing and Materials, 100 Barr Harbor Drive, west Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959, USA.

General information about LPM test methods can be obtained upon request from Hexion Europe B.V.



Transportation and Storage  


Information on transport, storage, suitable materials for tank construction, etc, is available from Hexion, via local representative or distributor.

VeoVa EH Monomer should be stored at ambient temperature (min 5 °C - max 50 °C) in conditions such that moisture is excluded, in the original containers kept tightly closed. Under these conditions the shelf life should be a one year starting from the manufactured date.



Handling Precautions  


For more detailed information on all aspects relating to Health, Safety and Handling, reference should be made to the Safety Data Sheet of VeoVa EH Monomer, which is available from your local Hexion representative or distributor.  



 Contact Information 


For contact information about this product, go to and visit Versatic Derivatives product pages. Here you will have option to choose your region to find a representative in your area.







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