International Chemical Safety Cards

ETHYL ACRYLATE ICSC: 0267
ETHYL ACRYLATE
2-Propenoic acid, ethyl ester
Acrylic acid ethyl ester
CH2CHCOOC2H5
Molecular mass: 100.1
CAS # 140-88-5
RTECS # AT0700000
ICSC # 0267
UN # 1917 (inhibited)
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, water spray, 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. Use non-sparking handtools.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
STRICT HYGIENE!
IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!
  • INHALATION
  • Burning sensation. Cough. Laboured breathing. Shortness of breath. Sore throat.
    Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • Redness. Skin burns. Pain.
    Protective clothing.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention.
  • EYES
  • Redness. Pain. Blurred vision.
    Face shield.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION
  • Abdominal pain. Sore throat. Vomiting.
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rinse mouth. Give plenty of water to drink. Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Evacuate danger area! 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).
    Fireproof. Cool. Keep in the dark. Well closed. Store only if stabilized.
    Airtight.
    F symbol
    Xn symbol
    R: 11-20/22-36/37/38-43
    S: 9-16-33
    UN Haz Class: 3
    UN Pack Group: II
    Marine pollutant.
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    ICSC: 0267 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 ACRYLATE ICSC: 0267

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

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:
    The vapour is heavier than air and may travel along the ground; distant ignition possible. 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 and under the influence of light.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV (as TWA): 5 ppm; 20 mg/m3 (ACGIH 1992-1993).
    MAK: 5 ppm; 20 mg/m3; I, H (1992).


    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 corrosive to the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. Inhalation of the substance may cause lung oedema (see Notes).

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis. Repeated or prolonged contact may cause skin sensitization. The substance may have effects on the liver and kidneys.
    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
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA
    This substance may be hazardous to the environment; special attention should be given to water organisms.
    NOTES
    Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is indicated. The symptoms of lung oedema often do not become manifest until a few hours have passed and they are aggravated by physical effort. Rest and medical observation are therefore essential. Immediate administration of an appropriate spray, by a doctor or a person authorized by him/her, should be considered. An added stabilizer or inhibitor can influence the toxicological properties of this substance, consult an expert. The odour warning when the exposure limit value is exceeded is insufficient. ACGIH classifies this substance as A2 (suspected human carcinogen.
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-671
    NFPA Code: H 2; F 3; R 2;
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0267 ETHYL ACRYLATE
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