International Chemical Safety Cards

METHYL 2-CYANOACRYLATE ICSC: 1272
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
2-Propenoic acid, 2-cyano-, methyl ester
2-Cyanoacrylic acid methyl ester
Mecrylate
C5H5NO2 / CH2=C(CN)COOCH3
Molecular mass: 111.1
ICSC #    1272
CAS #     137-05-3
RTECS # AS7000000
EC #         607-235-00-3
April 10, 2000 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO open flames.
Foam, powder, carbon dioxide. NO water.
EXPLOSION Above 79°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 79°C use a closed system, ventilation.
In case of fire: cool drums, etc., by spraying with water but avoid contact of the substance with water.
EXPOSURE
AVOID ALL CONTACT!
IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!
 •INHALATION Cough. Headache. Sore throat.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN Dry skin. Redness. Pain.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer for medical attention.
 •EYES Redness. Pain.
Face shield 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
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Ventilation. Remove all ignition sources. Do NOT wash away into sewer. Absorb liquid in sand or inert absorbent. Let solidify. Use face shield. Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours.
Separated from incompatible materials , see Chemical Dangers. Well closed. Store only if stabilized.

Xi symbol
R: 36/37/38
S: 2-23-24/25-26
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 1272 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

METHYL 2-CYANOACRYLATE ICSC: 1272
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS LIQUID

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance polymerizes rapidly, especially under the influence of moisture. The substance decomposes on heating or on burning producing toxic and irritating fumes/gases including nitrogen oxides .

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 0.2 ppm as TWA; (ACGIH 2008).
MAK: 2 ppm, 9.2 mg/m³;
Peak limitation category: I(1); Pregnancy risk group: D;
(DFG 2008).
OSHA PEL: none
NIOSH REL: TWA 2 ppm (8 mg/m3) ST 4 ppm (16 mg/m3)
NIOSH IDLH: N.D. See: IDLH INDEX


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

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

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The vapour is irritating to the eyes and the respiratory tract . Inhalation of vapour may cause asthmatic reactions (see Notes). Immediately glues (sticks to) biological tissues.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis.
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 66°C
Melting point: -40°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.1
Vapour pressure, Pa at 25°C: 24
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.8
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1
Flash point: 79°C
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 0.03 (estimated)
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

N O T E S
Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested. The symptoms of asthma often do not become manifest until a few hours have passed and they are aggravated by physical effort. Rest and medical observation are therefore essential. Anyone who has shown symptoms of asthma due to this substance should avoid all further contact with this substance. An added stabilizer or inhibitor can influence the toxicological properties of this substance, consult an expert. Card has been partly updated in April 2005. See sections Occupational Exposure Limits, EU classification, Emergency Response.
Card has been partially updated in February 2009: see Occupational Exposure Limits.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 1272 METHYL 2-CYANOACRYLATE
(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.