International Chemical Safety Cards

ETHYL METHACRYLATE ICSC: 0272

ETHYL METHACRYLATE
Ethyl-2-methyl-2-propenoate
Ethyl-2-methylacrylate
CH2=C(CH3)COO(C2H5)
Molecular mass: 114.2
CAS # 97-63-2
RTECS # OZ4550000
ICSC # 0272
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. Combat fire from a sheltered position.
 
EXPOSURE
PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS!
IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!
INHALATION Burning sensation. Cough. Dizziness. Drowsiness. Headache. Nausea. Unconsciousness.
Ventilation. Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Artificial respiration if indicated. Refer for medical attention.
SKIN Dry skin. Redness. Roughness. Burning sensation.
Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer for medical attention.
EYES Tearing. Redness. Pain.
Safety goggles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
INGESTION Confusion. Vomiting (further see Inhalation).
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Evacuate danger area! Consult an expert! Ventilation. 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: A/P2 filter respirator for organic vapour and harmful dust).
Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants. Cool. Dry. Keep in the dark. Store only if stabilized.

F symbol
Xi symbol
R: 11-36/37/38-43
S: 9-16-29-33
UN Hazard Class: 3
UN Packing Group: II
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0272 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities IPCS CEC 1993

International Chemical Safety Cards

ETHYL METHACRYLATE ICSC: 0272

I
M
P
O
R
T
A
N
T

D
A
T
A

PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS LIQUID , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:
The vapour mixes well with air, explosive mixtures are easily formed.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance may polymerize violently due to warming and under the influence of light or when in contact with strong oxidants.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
TLV not established.


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its vapour.

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:
Tear drawing. The substance irritates the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis. 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: 393C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.8 - saturation
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.
NFPA Code: H 2; F 3; R 0;
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0272 ETHYL METHACRYLATE
IPCS, CEC, 1993
IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE: Neither the CEC or 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. This card contains the collective views of the IPCS Peer Review Committee and may not reflect in all cases all the detailed requirements included in national legislation on the subject. The user should verify compliance of the cards with the relevant legislation in the country of use.