International Chemical Safety Cards

METHYL 2-CYANOACRYLATE ICSC: 1272
METHYL 2-CYANOACRYLATE
2-Propenoic acid, 2-cyano-, methyl ester
2-Cyanoacrylic acid methyl ester
Mecrylate
C5H5NO2/CH2=C(CN)COOCH3
Molecular mass: 111.1
CAS # 137-05-3
RTECS # AS7000000
ICSC # 1272

TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO open flames.
Foam, powder, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Above 79°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 79°C use a closed system, ventilation.
In case of fire: cool drums, etc., by spraying with water but avoid contact of the substance with water.
EXPOSURE
AVOID ALL CONTACT!
IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!
  • INHALATION
  • Cough. Headache. Sore throat.
    Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • Dry skin. Redness. Pain.
    Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer for medical attention.
  • EYES
  • Redness. Pain.
    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

  • Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.

    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Ventilation. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place. Do NOT wash away into sewer. Let solidify. In case of exposure to the vapours use extra personal protection: B filter for acidic vapours and gases.
    Separated from incompatible materials: see Chemical Dangers. Well closed. Store only if stabilized.

    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 1272 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 2-CYANOACRYLATE ICSC: 1272

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    COLOURLESS LIQUID.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance polymerizes rapidly, especially under the influence of moisture. The substance decomposes on heating or on burning producing toxic and irritating fumes/gases including nitrogen oxides. Reacts violently with water, bases and peroxides.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV (as TWA): 2 ppm; 9.1 mg/m3; STEL: 4 ppm; 18 mg/m3 (ACGIH 1993).
    MAK as sensitizer: 2 ppm; 8 mg/m3 (1995).


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

    INHALATION RISK:
    A harmful contamination of the air will be reached rather slowly on evaporation of this substance at 20°C.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The vapour irritates the eyes and the respiratory tract. Inhalation of vapour may cause asthmatic reactions (see Notes). Immediately glues biological tissues.

    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
    Relative density (water = 1): 1.1
    Vapour pressure, Pa at 25°C: 24
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.8
    Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1
    Flash point: 79°C
    Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 0.03 (estimated)
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    N O T E S
    Environmental effects from the substance have not been investigated. Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is indicated. The symptoms of asthma 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. Anyone who has shown symptoms of asthma due to this substance should avoid all further contact with this substance. An added stabilizer or inhibitor can influence the toxicological properties of this substance, consult an expert. Adhere, Coapt, Eastman 910, Super Glue, Super Bonder are trade names.
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 1272 METHYL 2-CYANOACRYLATE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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