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ETHYL METHACRYLATE

ICSC: 0272

Ethyl-2-methyl-2-propenoate
Ethyl-2-methylacrylate
CH2=C(CH3)COO(C2H5) / C6H10O2
Molecular mass: 114.2
ICSC #    0272
CAS #     97-63-2
RTECS # OZ4550000
UN #        2277
EC #         607-071-00-2
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. NO contact with strong oxidants.
Powder, AFFF, foam, 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.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
AVOID ALL CONTACT!

 •INHALATION Sore throat. Cough.
Ventilation. Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN Redness. Pain.
Protective clothing. Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer for medical attention.
 •EYES Causes watering of the eyes. Redness. Pain.
Safety goggles. 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 Vomiting. Abdominal pain. Diarrhoea. Nausea.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Give plenty of water to drink. Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer for medical attention.

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL

STORAGE

PACKAGING & LABELLING

Evacuate danger area! Consult an expert! Ventilation. Remove all ignition sources. 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. (Extra personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours.) Chemical protection suit.
Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants. Cool. Keep in the dark. Store only if stabilized.

Note: D
F symbol
Xi symbol
R: 11-36/37/38-43
S: 2-9-16-29-33
UN Hazard Class: 3
UN Packing Group: II
ICSC: 0272 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 METHACRYLATE

ICSC: 0272

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

PHYSICAL DANGERS:
The vapour mixes well with air, explosive mixtures are easily formed. Vapours are not inhibited, they may polymerize and block the vents.

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

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
MAK: Sh; (DFG 2003).


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its vapour.

INHALATION RISK:
No indication can be given about the rate in which a harmful concentration in the air is reached on evaporation of this substance at 20°C.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
Lachrymation. 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.

PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES

Boiling point: 117°C
Melting point: -75°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.91
Solubility in water:
poor
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20°C: 2
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.9
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.01
Flash point: 20°C o.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 450°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.8-?
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 1.94

ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA


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.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-30S2277

NFPA Code: H 2; F 3; R 0;

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION



ICSC: 0272 ETHYL METHACRYLATE
(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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