Technical Data Sheet
Intuitive can manufacture OCA and 2-OCA at own technology.
Octyl cyanoacrylate (OCA), a cyanoacrylate ester, is an octyl ester of 2-cyano-2-propenoic acid.
It is a clear colorless liquid with a sharp, irritating odor. Its chief use is as the main component of medical cyanoacrylate glues.
It can be encountered under various trade name including LiquiBand, BIOFIT™, FloraSeal, Dermabond, Nexaband, and others.In medical and veterinary applications, the related compounds n-butyl cyanoacrylate and isobutyl cyanoacrylate are commonly used.
They are bacteriostatic and their use is usually painless.
Butyl esters provide a stronger bond, but the glue is rigid.
The octyl ester, while providing weaker bond, is more flexible.It polymerizes rapidly in presence of moisture.
Heating to higher temperatures causes pyrolysis and depolymerization of thecured glue, producing gaseous products strongly irritant to lungs and eyes