International Chemical Safety Cards

VINYL ACETATE (MONOMER) ICSC: 0347
VINYL ACETATE (MONOMER)
Acetic acid ethenyl ester
1-Acetoxyethylene
Acetic acid vinyl ester
C4H6O2/CH3COOCH=CH2
Molecular mass: 86.1
CAS # 108-05-4
RTECS # AK0875000
ICSC # 0347
UN # 1301 (inhibited)
EC # 607-023-00-0
TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Highly flammable.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking.
AFFF, alcohol-resistant foam, powder, 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
PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS!

  • INHALATION
  • Cough. Shortness of breath. Sore throat.
    Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • Redness. Blisters.
    Protective gloves.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
  • EYES
  • Redness. Pain. Minor burns.
    Safety goggles.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION
  • Drowsiness. Headache.
    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
    Collect leaking liquid in sealable containers. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place. Do NOT wash away into sewer (extra personal protection: self-contained breathing apparatus).
    Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants. Cool. Dry. Keep in the dark. Well closed. Store only if stabilized.

    F symbol
    R: 11
    S: (2-)16-23-29-33
    Note: D
    UN Hazard Class: 3
    UN Packing Group: II
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    ICSC: 0347 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

    VINYL ACETATE (MONOMER) ICSC: 0347

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

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

    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance can readily polymerize due to warming or under the influence of light or peroxides, with fire or explosion hazard. Reacts violently with strong oxidants.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV: 10,A3 ppm; 35,A3 mg/m3 (as TWA); 15,A3 ppm; 53,A3mg/m3 (as STEL) (ACGIH 1994-1995).


    ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
    The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation 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:
    The substance irritates the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the lungs , resulting in tissue lesions.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 72C
    Melting point: -93C
    Relative density (water = 1): 0.9
    Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20C: 2.5
    Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: 11.7
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.0
    Flash point: -8C c.c.
    Auto-ignition temperature: 402C
    Explosive limits, vol% in air: 2.6-13.4
    Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 0.73
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA
    The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms.
    N O T E S
    Other melting points: -100C Use of alcoholic beverages enhances the harmful effect. An added stabilizer or inhibitor can influence the toxicological properties of this substance, consult an expert. The stabilizing quality of hydroquinone is limited to 60 days. For prolonged storage, another inhibitor, such as diphenylamine, is recommended.
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-3
    NFPA Code: H2; F3; R2
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0347 VINYL ACETATE (MONOMER)
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