[Borden] A registered trademark for a cyanoacrylate adhesive. Krazy Glue contains 99.95% ethyl cyanoacrylate and 0.05% acrylic. Cyanoacrylates are quickly polymerized by exposure to moisture and ultraviolet light. When cured, it forms an extremely strong bond that is fairly insoluble. Cyanoacrylate glues has been used for gluing glass, ceramics and other hard materials. They also have medical and dental applications to suture skin and weld crowns. Some cyanoacrylate glues may lose adhesive strength with time. Ultraviolet light and contact with alkaline materials (glass and some stones) will accelerate the degradation process.
Synonyms and Related Terms
Krazy glue; crazy glue (sp); cyanoacrylate
Uncured glue soluble in acetone and methanol. Cured glue is slightly soluble in DMF or nitromethane. Soaking in acetone may decrease adhesion and cause the join to separate.
Hazards and Safety
May cause irritation to skin and eyes. Will adhere objects on contact, including skin.
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- C.V.Horie, C.V.Horie, Materials for Conservation, Butterworth-Heineman, London, 1997
- G.S.Brady, G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971
- Irving Skeist, Irving Skeist, Handbook of Adhesives, Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, New York, 1977