Dictionary SubstancesChemical CompoundMethyl Acrylate Methyl Acrylate Last updated: November 1, 2019 What Does Methyl Acrylate Mean? Methyl acrylate is an organic chemical compound that is composed of methyl ester and acrylic acid. Methyl acrylate is often useful to formulate polymers that are non-ionic and hydrophobic in nature. This makes them ideal for use as corrosion inhibitors on metallic substrate surfaces. Advertisement Corrosionpedia Explains Methyl Acrylate Methyl acrylate is widely used to produce coatings, elastomers, adhesives and other chemically corrosion protective substances. When used in latex production, it provides the following desirable traits: Ideal water resistance Tolerates low temperatures Flexible strengthening Good weathering and UV resistance Methyl acrylate is empirically created via the process of esterification with methanol in the presence of acid catalysis. A practical instance of this is the vapor oxidation of propene (propylene) with oxygen ions in the presence of methanol. Advertisement Share This Term> Related Terms Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) Methyl Methacrylate Hydrophobic Corrosion Inhibitor Elastomeric Coating Related Reading Quiz: Anti-Graffiti Coatings and Corrosion How a Liquid-Infused Porous Surface Coating on Steel Can Resist Biofouling Corrosion Prevention in Aboveground and Underground Tanks How to Select the Best VCI for Your Application How Hydrophilic Coatings Prevent Copper Corrosion in Hot and Salty Environments The Composition of a Paint Coating Tags Corrosion Prevention Preventative Coatings Corrosion Inhibitors Corrosion Prevention Substances Substances Corrosion Prevention Substance Corrosion Prevention Substance Characteristics Chemical Compound Organic Compound Coatings Trending Articles Corrosion An Introduction to the Galvanic Series: Galvanic Compatibility and Corrosion Chemical Compound 5 Most Common Types of Metal Coatings that Everyone Should Know About Asset Management Understanding Aluminum Corrosion Asset Management If Copper is a Noble Metal then Why Are My Pipes Corroding?