International Chemical Safety Cards

METHYL ACRYLATE ICSC: 0625
METHYL ACRYLATE
Acrylic acid, methyl ester
Methyl-2-propenoate
Methyl propenoate
2-Propenoic acid, methyl ester
C4H6O2 / CH2=CHCOOCH3
Molecular mass: 86.1
CAS # 96-33-3
RTECS # AT2800000
ICSC # 0625
UN # 1919 (Methyl acrylate, inhibited)
EC # 607-034-00-0

TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Highly flammable.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking.
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
STRICT HYGIENE!

  • INHALATION
  • Cough. Headache. Nausea. Shortness of breath. Sore throat.
    Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • MAY BE ABSORBED! Redness. Pain (further see Inhalation).
    Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention.
  • EYES
  • Pain. Severe deep burns.
    Safety goggles, or face shield, 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 (further see Inhalation).
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    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 wash away into sewer (extra personal protection: chemical suit with self-contained breathing apparatus).
    Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants. Cooled. Keep in the dark. Well closed. Store only if stabilized.
    Unbreakable packaging; put breakable packaging into closed unbreakable container.
    F symbol
    Xn symbol
    R: 11-20/22-36/37/38
    S: (2-)9-16-33
    Note: D
    UN Hazard Class: 3
    UN Packing Group: II
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0625 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

    METHYL ACRYLATE ICSC: 0625

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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.

    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance will polymerize easily under the influence of heat, light and peroxides. Reacts violently with strong oxidants, causing fire and explosion hazard.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV: 10 ppm; 35 mg/m3 (Intended changes: 2 ppm (A4); 7 mg/m3 (A4) (skin) (ACGIH 1995-1996).


    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 very quickly on evaporation of this substance at 20C.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    Tear drawing. The vapour irritates the eyes and the respiratory tract. The substance irritates the skin.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    Repeated or prolonged contact may cause skin sensitization.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 80.5C
    Melting point: -76.5C
    Relative density (water = 1): 0.95
    Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20C: 6
    Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: 9.1
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.0
    Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.18 (calc.)
    Flash point: -2.8C o.c.
    Auto-ignition temperature: 468C
    Explosive limits, vol% in air: 2.8-25
    Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 0.8
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    N O T E S
    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. The vapours are uninhibited and may polymerize, blocking vents.
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-177
    NFPA Code: H3; F3; R2
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0625 METHYL ACRYLATE
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