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2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE ICSC: 0478
Date of Peer Review: November 2003

Acrylic acid, 2-ethylhexyl ester
Octyl acrylate
2-Propenoic acid, 2-ethylhexyl ester
2-Ethylhexyl 2-propenoate
CAS # 103-11-7 C11H20O2 / CH2=CHCOOC8H17
RTECS # AT0855000 Molecular mass: 184.3
UN #
EC # 607-107-00-7
TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
Powder, AFFF, foam, carbon dioxide. Fine water spray.
EXPLOSION Above 82C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 82C use a closed system, ventilation, and explosion-proof electrical equipment.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
AVOID ALL CONTACT!

Inhalation Cough. Sore throat.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
Skin Redness. Pain.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention.
Eyes Redness. Pain.
Safety goggles, or or 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 Abdominal pain. Diarrhoea. Nausea. Vomiting.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Give plenty of water to drink. Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Collect leaking liquid in covered containers. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. (Extra personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours.) Chemical protection suit.
EU Classification
Symbol: Xi
R: 37/38-43
S: (2-)-24-37
Note: [D]
UN Classification

EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE
NFPA Code: H2; F2; R2
Separated from strong oxidants. Cool. Keep in the dark. Store only if stabilized.
IPCS
International
Programme on
Chemical Safety
Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety and the Commission of the European Communities IPCS, CEC 1999

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2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE ICSC: 0478
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS LIQUID, WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:
Vapours are uninhibited and may polymerize, blocking vents.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance will polymerize readily under the influence of light, heat and peroxides. Reacts violently with strong oxidants.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
MAK: Sh; (DFG 2003).
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation and by ingestion.

INHALATION RISK:
No indication can be given about the rate in which a harmful concentration in the air is reached on evaporation of this substance at 20C.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is irritating to the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
Repeated or prolonged contact may cause skin sensitization.
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 213.5C
Melting point: -90C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.89
Solubility in water: none
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20C: 19
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 6.35
Flash point: 82C o.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 252C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 0.8-6.4
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 3.67
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms.
NOTES
An added stabilizer or inhibitor can influence the toxicological properties of this substance, consult an expert. Do NOT take working clothes home.
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LEGAL NOTICE Neither the CEC nor the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information
IPCS, CEC 1999