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ETHYL METHACRYLATE ICSC: 0272
Date of Peer Review: November 2003

Ethyl-2-methyl-2-propenoate
Ethyl-2-methylacrylate
CAS # 97-63-2 CH2=C(CH3)COO(C2H5) / C6H10O2
RTECS # OZ4550000 Molecular mass: 114.2
UN # 2277
EC # 607-071-00-2
TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Highly flammable.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking. NO contact with strong oxidants.
Powder, AFFF, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Vapour/air mixtures are explosive.
Closed system, ventilation, explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. Do NOT use compressed air for filling, discharging, or handling.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
AVOID ALL CONTACT!

Inhalation Sore throat. Cough.
Ventilation. Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
Skin Redness. Pain.
Protective clothing. Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer for medical attention.
Eyes Causes watering of the eyes. Redness. Pain.
Safety goggles. 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 Vomiting. Abdominal pain. Diarrhoea. Nausea.
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
Evacuate danger area! Consult an expert! Ventilation. Remove all ignition sources. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place. (Extra personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours.) Chemical protection suit.
EU Classification
Symbol: F, Xi
R: 11-36/37/38-43
S: (2-)-9-16-29-33
Note: [D]
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 3
UN Pack Group: II
EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-30S2277
NFPA Code: H 2; F 3; R 0;
Fireproof. 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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ETHYL METHACRYLATE ICSC: 0272
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS LIQUID, WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:
The vapour mixes well with air, explosive mixtures are easily formed. Vapours are not inhibited, they may polymerize and block the vents.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance may polymerize violently due to warming, under the influence of light and on contact 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 of its vapour.

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:
Lachrymation. 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: 117C
Melting point: -75C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.91
Solubility in water: poor
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: 2
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.9
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.01
Flash point: 20C o.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 450C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.8-?
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 1.94
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA

NOTES
An added stabilizer or inhibitor can influence the toxicological properties of this substance, consult an expert. Do NOT take working clothes home.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


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IPCS, CEC 1999