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ETHYL ACRYLATE

ICSC: 0267

2-Propenoic acid, ethyl ester
Acrylic acid ethyl ester
Ethyl propenoate
CH2CHCOOC2H5 / C5H8O2
Molecular mass: 100.1
ICSC #    0267
CAS #     140-88-5
RTECS # AT0700000
UN #        1917
EC #         607-032-00-X
November 26, 2003 Validated

TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE

ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS

PREVENTION

FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING

FIRE Highly flammable.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking.
Powder, alcohol-resistant foam, water spray, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Vapour/air mixtures are explosive.
Closed system, ventilation, explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. Do NOT use compressed air for filling, discharging, or handling. Use non-sparking handtools.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
AVOID ALL CONTACT!

 •INHALATION Burning sensation. Cough. Shortness of breath. Sore throat.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN Redness. Pain.
Protective clothing. Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention.
 •EYES Redness. Pain. Blurred vision.
Safety spectacles, or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION Abdominal pain. Diarrhoea. Nausea. Vomiting.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer for medical attention.

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL

STORAGE

PACKAGING & LABELLING

Evacuate danger area! Remove all ignition sources. Consult an expert! Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Personal protection: self-contained breathing apparatus.
Fireproof. Cool. Keep in the dark. Store only if stabilized.

Marine pollutant.
Note: D
F symbol
Xn symbol
R: 11-20/21/22-36/37/38-43
S: 2-9-16-33-36/37
UN Hazard Class: 3
UN Packing Group: II
ICSC: 0267 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities (C) IPCS CEC 1994. No modifications to the International version have been made except to add the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.

ETHYL ACRYLATE

ICSC: 0267

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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS LIQUID , WITH PUNGENT ODOUR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:
The vapour mixes well with air, explosive mixtures are formed easily. Vapours are unhibited and may form polymers in vents or flame arrestors, resulting in stoppage of vents.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance may polymerize spontaneously due to warming, under the influence of light and on contact with peroxides.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 5 ppm as TWA; 15 ppm as STEL; A4; (ACGIH 2003).
MAK: 5 ppm 21 mg/m3; Sh;
Peak limitation category: I(2); Pregnancy risk group: C;
(DFG 2006).
OSHA PEL: TWA 25 ppm (100 mg/m3) skin
NIOSH REL: Ca See Appendix A
NIOSH IDLH: Ca 300 ppm See: 140885


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation, through the skin and by ingestion.

INHALATION RISK:
A harmful contamination of the air can be reached rather quickly on evaporation of this substance at 20°C.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is irritating to the eyes , the skin and the respiratory tract .

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
Repeated or prolonged contact may cause skin sensitization. Tumours have been detected in experimental animals but may not be relevant to humans.

PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES

Boiling point: 99°C
Melting point: -71°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.92
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20°C: 1.5
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20°C: 3.9
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.45
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.09
Flash point: 9°C (c.c.)
Auto-ignition temperature: 345°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.4-14
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 1.32

ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

The substance is toxic to aquatic organisms.

N O T E S

An added stabilizer or inhibitor can influence the toxicological properties of this substance, consult an expert. Do NOT take working clothes home. Card has been partly updated in October 2004. See sections Occupational Exposure Limits, EU classification, Emergency Response. Card has been partly updated in October 2006. See sections Occupational Exposure Limits, Ingestion First Aid.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-30S1917

NFPA Code: H 2; F 3; R 2;

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION



ICSC: 0267 ETHYL ACRYLATE
(C) IPCS, CEC, 1994
IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE: Neither NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information. This card contains the collective views of the IPCS Peer Review Committee and may not reflect in all cases all the detailed requirements included in national legislation on the subject. The user should verify compliance of the cards with the relevant legislation in the country of use. The only modifications made to produce the U.S. version is inclusion of the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.
 
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