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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

Property Standard Value Unit Test Method
Acid Value 2 max mg KOH/g ASTM D1639
Appearance Clear liquid, free from suspended matter ASTM D4176
Color 30 max Pt-Co ASTM D1209
P-Methoxyphenol Content 6 - 10 mg/kg LPM 3112
Purity 97 min % (m) LPM 6082
Water Content 0.1 max % (m) ASTM E203


Typical Properties

Property Standard Value Unit Test Method
Glass Transition Temperature (Tg) of Homopolymer -36 °C
Molecular Formula C₁₀H₁₈O₂
Molecular Mass 170