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Methacrylic acid

Synonyms & Trade Names
Methacrylic acid (glacial), Methacrylic acid (inhibited), α-Methacrylic acid, 2-Methylacrylic acid, 2-Methylpropenoic acid
CAS No.
79-41-4
RTECS No.
OZ2975000
DOT ID & Guide
2531 153P (inhibited)
Formula
CH2=C(CH3)COOH
Conversion
1 ppm = 3.52 mg/m3
IDLH
N.D.
See: IDLH INDEX
Exposure Limits
NIOSH REL
: TWA 20 ppm (70 mg/m3) [skin]
OSHA PEL
: none
Measurement Methods

OSHA PV2005
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Physical Description
Colorless liquid or solid (below 61°F) with an acrid, repulsive odor.
MW:
86.1
BP:
325°F
FRZ:
61°F
Sol(77°F): 9%
VP:
0.7 mmHg
IP:
?
Sp.Gr:
1.02 (Liquid)
Fl.P(oc): 171°F
UEL:
?
LEL:
?
Class IIIA Combustible Liquid: Fl.P. at or above 140°F and below 200°F.
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
Oxidizers, elevated temperatures, hydrochloric acid [Note: Typically contains 100 ppm of the monomethyl ether of hydroquinone to prevent polymerization.]
Exposure Routes
inhalation, skin absorption, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
irritation eyes, skin, mucous membrane; eye, skin burns
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: 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

Not available.

Important additional information about respirator selection

See also: INTRODUCTION   See ICSC CARD: 0917
 
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