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Systematic name propenal
Other names  ?
Molecular formula C3H4O
Molar mass Molar mass::? g/mol
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CAS number CAS number::?
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Solubility in water  ? g/100 ml (?°C)
Melting point Melting point::?°C
Boiling point Boiling point::?°C
Acidity (pKa)  ?
Basicity (pKb)  ?
Chiral rotation [α]D  ?°
Viscosity  ? cP at ?°C
Molecular shape  ?
Crystal structure  ?
Dipole moment  ? D
MSDS Material safety data sheet
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NFPA 704

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Flash point  ?°C
R/S statement R: ?
S: ?
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Related compounds
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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Disclaimer and references


Being a common component in cigarettes and vape pens, Acrolein has its advantages and disadvantages to be aware of. Acrolein is a colorless, or tame yellow color, often with an unpleasant burnt, sweet odor. It dissolves in water easily and just as quickly changes into a vapor when heated to temperatures ranging from (insert temp..)Acrolein also burns easily, making it easy to burn when Small amounts of acrolein can be formed and can enter the air when trees, tobacco, other plants, gasoline, and oil are burned.

Acrolein breaks down quickly when promptly dispersed into the air, by reacting with other chemicals and sunlight. however some of the acrolein will disappear into the environment within one day. Acrolein evaporates rapidly from soil and water.


Acrolein is used as a pesticide to control algae, weeds, bacteria, and mollusks. Acrolein can also be used to make other chemicals.

Acroleins Health effect

Smoking tobacco (cigarettes, Chewing tobacco, vaping , etc) or being exposed to air containing tobacco smoke (secondhand smoke) or automobile exhaust can expose you to the negative effects of acrolein exposure, Working in or living near industries where acrolein is manufactured or used to make other chemicals. even Inhaling vapors from overheated cooking oil or grease. The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has not classified acrolein as to its carcinogenicity (meaning: any substance or agent that tends to produce a cancer. ). The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has determined that acrolein is not classifiable as to carcinogenicity in humans. However it may have been known to be cancerous alongside other chemicals. Acrolein alone may not be cancerous however, alongside other chemicals, one's health may be at risk.