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Acrylic acid

Synonyms & Trade Names
Acroleic acid, Aqueous acrylic acid (technical grade is 94%), Ethylenecarboxylic acid, Glacial acrylic acid (98% in aqueous solution), 2-Propenoic acid
CAS No.
79-10-7
RTECS No.
AS4375000
DOT ID & Guide
2218 132P (inhibited)
Formula
CH2=CHCOOH
Conversion
1 ppm = 2.95 mg/m3
IDLH
N.D.
See: IDLH INDEX
Exposure Limits
NIOSH REL
: TWA 2 ppm (6 mg/m3) [skin]
OSHA PEL
: none
Measurement Methods

OSHA 28 , PV2005
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Physical Description
Colorless liquid or solid (below 55°F) with a distinctive, acrid odor. [Note: Shipped with an inhibitor (e.g., hydroquinone) since it readily polymerizes.]
MW:
72.1
BP:
286°F
FRZ:
55°F
Sol:
Miscible
VP:
3 mmHg
IP:
?
Sp.Gr:
1.05
Fl.P:
121°F
UEL:
8.02%
LEL:
2.4%
Class II Combustible Liquid: Fl.P. at or above 100°F and below 140°F.
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
Oxidizers, amines, alkalis, ammonium hydroxide, chloro-sulfonic acid, oleum, ethylene diamine, ethyleneimine, 2-aminoethanol [Note: Corrosive to many metals.]
Exposure Routes
inhalation, skin absorption, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
irritation eyes, skin, respiratory system; eye, skin burns; skin sensitization; in animals: lung, liver, kidney injury
Target Organs
Eyes, skin, respiratory system
Personal Protection/Sanitation
(See protection codes)
Skin: Prevent skin contact
Eyes: Prevent eye contact
Wash skin: When contaminated
Remove: When wet or contaminated
Change: No recommendation
Provide: Eyewash, Quick drench
First Aid
(See procedures)
Eye: Irrigate immediately
Skin: Water flush immediately
Breathing: Respiratory support
Swallow: Medical attention immediately
Respirator Recommendations

Not available.

Important additional information about respirator selection

See also: INTRODUCTION   See ICSC CARD: 0688
 
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