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Ethyl acrylate

Synonyms & Trade Names
Ethyl acrylate (inhibited), Ethyl ester of acrylic acid, Ethyl propenoate
CAS No.
140-88-5
RTECS No.
AT0700000
DOT ID & Guide
1917 129P(inhibited)
Formula
CH2=CHCOOC2H5
Conversion
1 ppm = 4.09 mg/m3
IDLH
Ca [300 ppm]
See: 140885
Exposure Limits
NIOSH REL
Ca See Appendix A
OSHA PEL
TWA 25 ppm (100 mg/m3) [skin] See Appendix G
Measurement Methods
NIOSH 1450;
OSHA 92
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Physical Description
Colorless liquid with an acrid odor.
Molecular Weight
100.1
Boiling Point
211°F
Freezing Point
-96°F
Solubility
2%
Vapor Pressure
29 mmHg
Ionization Potential
10.30 eV
Specific Gravity
0.92
Flash Point
48°F
Upper Exposive Limit
14%
Lower Explosive Limit
1.4%
Class IB Flammable Liquid: Fl.P. below 73°F and BP at or above 100°F.
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
Oxidizers, peroxides, polymerizers, strong alkalis, moisture, chlorosulfonic acid [Note: Polymerizes readily unless an inhibitor such as hydroquinone is added.]
Exposure Routes
inhalation, skin absorption, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
irritation eyes, skin, respiratory system; [potential occupational carcinogen]
Target Organs
Eyes, skin, respiratory system
Cancer Site
[in animals: tumors of the forestomach]
Personal Protection/Sanitation
(See protection codes)
Skin:Prevent skin contact
Eyes:Prevent eye contact
Wash skin:When contaminated
Remove:When wet (flammable)
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

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   ICSC CARD: 0267
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