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Acrylamide

Synonyms & Trade Names
Acrylamide monomer, Acrylic amide, Propenamide, 2-Propenamide
CAS No.
79-06-1
RTECS No.
AS3325000
DOT ID & Guide
2074 153P
Formula
CH2=CHCONH2
Conversion
IDLH
Ca [60 mg/m3]
See: 79061
Exposure Limits
NIOSH REL
: Ca TWA 0.03 mg/m3 [skin] See Appendix A
OSHA PEL
: TWA 0.3 mg/m3 [skin]
Measurement Methods

OSHA 21 , PV2004
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Physical Description
White crystalline, odorless solid.
MW:
71.1
BP:
347-572°F (Decomposes)
MLT: 184°F Sol(86°F): 216%
VP:
0.007 mmHg
IP:
9.50 eV
Sp.Gr:
1.12
Fl.P:
280°F
UEL:
?
LEL:
?
Combustible Solid (may also be dissolved in flammable liquids).
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
Strong oxidizers [Note: May polymerize violently upon melting.]
Exposure Routes
inhalation, skin absorption, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
irritation eyes, skin; ataxia, numb limbs, paresthesia; muscle weak; absent deep tendon reflex; hand sweating; lassitude (weakness, exhaustion), drowsiness; reproductive effects; [potential occupational carcinogen]
Target Organs
Eyes, skin, central nervous system, peripheral nervous system, reproductive system
Cancer Site
[in animals: tumors of the lungs, testes, thyroid & adrenal glands]
Personal Protection/Sanitation
(See protection codes)
Skin: Prevent skin contact
Eyes: Prevent eye contact
Wash skin: When contaminated/Daily
Remove: When wet or contaminated
Change: Daily
Provide: Eyewash, Quick drench
First Aid
(See procedures)
Eye: Irrigate immediately
Skin: Water flush immediately
Breathing: Respiratory support
Swallow: Medical attention immediately
Respirator Recommendations

NIOSH

At concentrations above the NIOSH REL, or where there is no REL, at any detectable concentration:
(APF = 10,000) Any self-contained breathing apparatus that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode
(APF = 10,000) Any supplied-air respirator that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode in combination with an auxiliary self-contained positive-pressure breathing apparatus

Escape:
(APF = 50) Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator (gas mask) with a chin-style, front- or back-mounted organic vapor canister
Any appropriate escape-type, self-contained breathing apparatus

Important additional information about respirator selection

See also: INTRODUCTION   See ICSC CARD: 0091   See MEDICAL TESTS: 0007
 
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