International Chemical Safety Cards

2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE ICSC: 0478
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Acrylic acid, 2-ethylhexyl ester
Octyl acrylate
2-Propenoic acid, 2-ethylhexyl ester
2-Ethylhexyl 2-propenoate
C11H20O2 / CH2=CHCOOC8H17
Molecular mass: 184.3
ICSC #    0478
CAS #     103-11-7
RTECS # AT0855000
EC #         607-107-00-7
November 28, 2003 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
Powder, AFFF, foam, carbon dioxide. Fine water spray.
EXPLOSION Above 82C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 82C use a closed system, ventilation, and explosion-proof electrical equipment.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
AVOID ALL CONTACT!

 •INHALATION Cough. Sore throat.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN Redness. Pain.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention.
 •EYES Redness. Pain.
Safety goggles, or 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
Collect leaking liquid in covered containers. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours. Chemical protection suit.
Separated from strong oxidants. Cool. Keep in the dark. Store only if stabilized.

Note: D
Xi symbol
R: 37/38-43
S: 2-36/37-46
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0478 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.

International Chemical Safety Cards

2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE ICSC: 0478
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS LIQUID , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:
Vapours are uninhibited and may polymerize, blocking vents.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance will polymerize readily under the influence of light , heat and peroxides. Reacts violently with strong oxidants .

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
MAK: 5 ppm, 38 mg/m
Peak limitation category: I(1)
sensitization of skin (Sh);
Pregnancy risk group: C
(DFG 2006).


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

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 20C.

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.
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 213.5C
Melting point: -90C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.89
Solubility in water:
none
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20C: 19
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 6.35
Flash point: 82C o.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 252C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 0.8-6.4
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 3.67
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA
Environmental Hazard placard The substance is harmful 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.
NFPA Code: H2; F2; R2
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0478 2-ETHYLHEXYL 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.