International Chemical Safety Cards

2-HYDROXYETHYL METHACRYLATE ICSC: 1724
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Ethylene glycol monomethacrylate
2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-,2-hydroxiethyl ester
HEMA
C6H10O3
Molecular mass: 130.1
ICSC #    1724
CAS #     868-77-9
RTECS # OZ4725000
EC #         607-124-00-X
November 13, 2008 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
Water spray. Dry powder. Alcohol-resistant foam.
EXPLOSION Above 97C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 97C use a closed system, ventilation.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS!

 •INHALATION Cough. Sore throat.
Ventilation (not if powder), local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN Redness.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
First rinse with plenty of water, then remove contaminated clothes and rinse again. Refer for medical attention.
 •EYES Redness.
Safety spectacles and 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 Sore throat. Aspiration hazard!
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Refer immediately for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: Chemical protection suit, filter respirator for organic gases and vapours. Collect leaking liquid in covered containers. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place.
Store only if stabilized. Keep in the dark. Cool. Ventilation along the floor.

Note: D
Xi symbol
R: 36/38-43
S: 2-26-28
Signal: Warning
Excl mark-Health haz
May be harmful if swallowed
Causes skin irritation
Causes eye irritation
May cause allergic skin reaction
May be harmful if swallowed and enters airways
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 1724 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-HYDROXYETHYL METHACRYLATE ICSC: 1724
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS LIQUID.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance will polymerize due to heating, on contact with peroxides, and under the influence of light. Heating may cause violent combustion or explosion producing acrid smoke. The substance may also spontaneously polymerize if it is not stabilized.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
MAK: sensitization of skin (Sh); (DFG 2008).


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:


INHALATION RISK:
No indication can be given about the rate in which a harmful concentration of this substance in the air is reached.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is irritating to the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. If this liquid is swallowed, aspiration into the lungs may result in chemical pneumonitis.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
Repeated or prolonged contact may cause skin sensitization. See Notes.
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 250C
(calculated)
(See Notes)
Melting point: <-60C
Density: 1.07
g/cm
Solubility in water, g/100 ml:
(miscible)
Vapour pressure, Pa at 25C: 17
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.5
Flashpoint: 97C c.c.
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 0.42
Viscosity, mm2/s at 20 C: 8.4
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

N O T E S
Boiling Point cannot be experimentally determined: at 1013 hPa polymerization occurs at elevated temperatures, other boiling point: 67 C at 4.6 hPa. Methacrylates are normally stabilized by addition of phenolic inhibitors during transport and storage. An added stabilizer or inhibitor can influence the toxicological properties of this substance, consult an expert. May cause cross sensitization towards other acrylates.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 1724 2-HYDROXYETHYL 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.