Acrylamide (or Acrylic Amide) is a chemical compound with the chemical formula C3H5NO. Its IUPAC name is prop-2-enamide. It is a white odorless crystalline solid, soluble in water, ethanol, ether, and chloroform. Acrylamide decomposes in the presence of acids, bases, oxidizing agents, iron, and iron salts. It decomposes non-thermally to form ammonia, and thermal decomposition produces carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and oxides of nitrogen.

Water Treatment
As flocculation agents

Pulp and Paper
As binders and retention supports for paper fibres

Textile Treatment
Used to size and shrink-proof material and as water repellents

As a medium for hydroponically grown crops

Oil Exploration
As flocculation agents