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2-ETHYLHEXYL METHACRYLATE ICSC: 1289
Date of Peer Review: November 1998

Methacrylic acid, 2-ethylhexyl ester
CAS # 688-84-6 C12H22O2 / CH2=CCH3COOCH2C(CH2CH3)H(CH2)3CH3
RTECS # OZ4630000 Molecular mass: 198.3
UN #
EC # 607-134-00-4
TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
Powder, alcohol-resistant foam, water spray, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE


Inhalation
Ventilation.
Fresh air, rest.
Skin Redness.
Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
Eyes Redness.
Safety spectacles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
Ingestion
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Give plenty of water to drink.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: A/P2 filter respirator for organic vapour and harmful dust.
EU Classification
Symbol: Xi
R: 36/37/38
S: (2-)-26-28
Note: [A]
UN Classification

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE

Cool. 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 2004

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2-ETHYLHEXYL METHACRYLATE ICSC: 1289
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
LIQUID

PHYSICAL DANGERS:
Vapours are uninhibited and may polymerize in vents and flame arresters causing blockage.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance may polymerize due to warming.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol.

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 and the skin.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 113-224C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.9
Solubility in water: none
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20C: 133
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 6.8
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.01
Flash point: 92C
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 4.2-4.8
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA

NOTES
Health effects of exposure to the substance have not been investigated adequately. An added stabilizer or inhibitor can influence the toxicological properties of this substance, consult an expert.
Card has been partly updated in April 2005. See section EU classification.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


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