|Preferred IUPAC name
N-Vinylcarboxylic acid amide
N-Carboxylic acid amide
|Molar mass||85.11 g·mol−1|
|Melting point||54 °C (129 °F; 327 K)|
|Boiling point||96 °C (205 °F; 369 K)|
|Solubility in acetone||soluble|
|Solubility in ether||soluble|
|Solubility in ester||soluble|
|Solubility in arene||soluble|
|Flash point||113 °C (235 °F; 386 K)|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
NVA is an amphipathic monomer. It was introduced and compounded in the U.S. in 1967. Today, it is recognized as a monomer that does polymerize; however, Showa Denko K.K. succeeded in its industrialization in 1997.
NVA is soluble in water, various organic solvents and liquid vinyl monomers. It is polymerizable by various radical polymerization processes, depending on the objective. Since NVA itself is a solvent, it can act as a dissolution agent for poorly soluble substances.