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|Molar mass||70.09 g/mol|
|Melting point||−81 °C (−114 °F; 192 K)|
|Boiling point||69 °C (156 °F; 342 K)|
|Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)|
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Methacrolein is one of two major products resulting from the reaction of isoprene with OH in the atmosphere, the other product being Methyl vinyl ketone (MVK, also known as butenone). These compounds are important components of the atmospheric oxidation chemistry of biogenic chemicals, which can result in the formation of ozone and/or particulates.
It is present in cigarette smoke.
Exposure to methacrolein is highly irritating to the eyes, nose, throat and lungs.
- Montzka, S. A., M. Trainer, P. D. Goldan, W. C. Kuster, and F. C. Fehsenfeld (1993), Isoprene and its oxidation products, methyl vinyl ketone and methacrolein, in the rural troposphere, J. Geophys. Res., 98(D1), 1101–1111, doi:10.1029/92JD02382.
- Roy J. Shephard (1982). "The risks of passive smoking". Google Books Search. Retrieved 2009-05-06.
- Shakhnoza, Azimova S. et al. (2012). Lipids, Lipophilic Components and Essential Oils from Plant Sources. Springer. p. 844. ISBN 9780857293237.
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