International Chemical Safety Cards

METHYL ACRYLATE ICSC: 0625
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, methyl ester
Methyl-2-propenoate
2-Propenoic acid, methyl ester
C4H6O2 / CH2=CHCOOCH3
Molecular mass: 86.1
3 Flammable Liquid placard ICSC #    0625
CAS #     96-33-3
RTECS # AT2800000
UN #        1919
EC #         607-034-00-0
November 28, 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.
Foam, powder, 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 Cough. Shortness of breath. 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 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
Remove all ignition sources. 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. (Extra personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours.) Chemical protection suit.
Fireproof. See Chemical Dangers. Cooled. Keep in the dark. Well closed. Store only if stabilized.
Unbreakable packaging; put breakable packaging into closed unbreakable container.
Note: D
F symbol
Xn symbol
R: 11-20/21/22-36/37/38-43
S: 2-9-25-26-33-36/37-43
UN Hazard Class: 3
UN Packing Group: II
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0625 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

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

PHYSICAL DANGERS:
The vapour is heavier than air and may travel along the ground; distant ignition possible. The vapours are uninhibited and may polymerize, blocking vents.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance may polymerize spontaneously due to warming, under the influence of light and on contact with peroxides. Reacts violently with strong acids , strong bases , strong oxidants causing fire and explosion hazard.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 2 ppm as TWA; (skin); A4; SEN; (ACGIH 2003).
MAK: 5 ppm, 18 mg/m; sensitization of skin (Sh);
Peak limitation category: I(1); Pregnancy risk group: D;
(DFG 2006).
OSHA PEL: TWA 10 ppm (35 mg/m3) skin
NIOSH REL: TWA 10 ppm (35 mg/m3) skin
NIOSH IDLH: 250 ppm See: 96333


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 very quickly on evaporation of this substance at 20C.

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

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
Repeated or prolonged contact may cause skin sensitization.
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 80.5C
Melting point: -76.5C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.95
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20C: 6
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: 9.1
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.0
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.18
Flash point:
-2.8C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 468C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 2.8-25
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 0.8
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA
Environmental Hazard placard 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. The odour warning when the exposure limit value is exceeded is insufficient. Do NOT take working clothes home.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-30S1919

NFPA Code: H3; F3; R2
Card has been partially updated in August 2007: see Fire fighting, Ingestion First Aid, Occupational Exposure Limits.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0625 METHYL 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.