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Acrylamide


Acrylamide is produced naturally in starch rich food when cooked at high temperatures. at high temperatures, such as when baking or frying. It is also likely to be produced by grilling and roasting food. A chemical compound with chemical formula C3H5NO, it is available in form of white odorless crystalline solid that has solubility in ether, water, ethanol with decomposition in presence of oxidizing agents, iron, acids, bases and iron salts. It is used to synthesize polyacrylamide and find use in form of water-soluble thickener. Other than this, it is also used in papermaking, tertiary oil recovery and in production of permanent press fabrics.