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ETHYL ACRYLATE ICSC: 0267
Date of Peer Review: November 2003

2-Propenoic acid, ethyl ester
Acrylic acid ethyl ester
Ethyl propenoate
CAS # 140-88-5 CH2CHCOOC2H5 / C5H8O2
RTECS # AT0700000 Molecular mass: 100.1
UN # 1917
EC # 607-032-00-X
TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Highly flammable.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking.
Powder, alcohol-resistant foam, water spray, 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. Use non-sparking handtools.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
AVOID ALL CONTACT!

Inhalation Burning sensation. Cough. Shortness of breath. Sore throat.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
Skin Redness. Pain.
Protective clothing. Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention.
Eyes Redness. Pain. Blurred vision.
Safety spectacles, 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
Evacuate danger area! Remove all ignition sources. Consult an expert! 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. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. (Extra personal protection: self-contained breathing apparatus.)
Marine pollutant.
EU Classification
Symbol: F, Xn
R: 11-20/21/22-36/37/38-43
S: (2-)-9-16-33-36/37
Note: [D]
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 3
UN Pack Group: II
EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-30S1917
NFPA Code: H 2; F 3; R 2;
Fireproof. 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 ACRYLATE ICSC: 0267
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS LIQUID, WITH PUNGENT ODOUR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:
The vapour mixes well with air, explosive mixtures are formed easily. Vapours are unhibited and may form polymers in vents or flame arrestors, resulting in stoppage of vents.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance may polymerize spontaneously due to warming, under the influence of light and on contact with peroxides.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 5 ppm; A4; (ACGIH 2003).
MAK: 5 ppm 21 mg/m; Sh; Peak limitation category: I(2); Pregnancy risk group: D; (DFG 2003).
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation, through the skin and by ingestion.

INHALATION RISK:
A harmful contamination of the air can be reached rather quickly 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. Tumours have been detected in experimental animals but may not be relevant to humans.
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 99C
Melting point: -71C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.92
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20C: 1.5
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: 3.9
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.45
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.09
Flash point: 9C (c.c.)
Auto-ignition temperature: 345C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.4-14
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 1.32
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
The substance is toxic 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
See Also:
        Ethyl acrylate (CHEMINFO)
        Ethyl acrylate (IARC Summary & Evaluation, Volume 39, 1986)
        Ethyl acrylate (IARC Summary & Evaluation, Volume 71, 1999)