White, water-soluble polymer used as an additive. Acrylamide is used as a papermaking aid, flocculent, thickener, and as a size to prepare permanent-press fabrics.
Synonyms and Related Terms
polyacrylamide; poliacrilamida (Esp.); poliacrilammide (It.); poliacrilamida (Port.)
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993