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ETHYL ACRYLATE
ICSC: 0267
Peer-Review Status: 26.11.2003 Validated
2-Propenoic acid, ethyl ester
Acrylic acid ethyl ester
Ethyl propenoate 
CAS #: 140-88-5 RTECS #: AT0700000
UN #: 1917
EC #: 607-032-00-X
EINECS #: 205-438-8
    Formula: CH2CHCOOC2H5 / C5H8O2
Molecular mass: 100.1

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Highly flammable.  NO open flames, NO sparks and NO smoking.  Use water spray, powder, alcohol-resistant 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   AVOID ALL CONTACT!   
Inhalation Burning sensation. Cough. Shortness of breath. Sore throat.  Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin Redness. Pain.  Protective clothing. Protective gloves.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention . 
Eyes Redness. Pain. Blurred vision.  Wear safety spectacles or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion Abdominal pain. Diarrhoea. Nausea. Vomiting.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Evacuate danger area! Consult an expert! Personal protection: self-contained breathing apparatus. Remove all ignition sources. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.  Marine pollutant. 
EC Classification
Symbol: F, Xn; R: 11-20/21/22-36/37/38-43; S: (2)-9-16-33-36/37; Note: D 
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 3; UN Pack Group: II 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-30S1917.
NFPA Code: H2; F3; R2. 
Fireproof. Cool. Keep in the dark. Store only if stabilized. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS LIQUID WITH PUNGENT ODOUR. 

Physical dangers
The vapour mixes well with air, explosive mixtures are easily formed. Vapours are uninhibited and may polymerize, causing blockage of vents. 

Chemical dangers
The substance may spontaneously polymerize due to warming, under the influence of light and on contact with peroxides. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV: 5 ppm as TWA; 15 ppm as STEL; A4 (not classifiable as a human carcinogen); (ACGIH 2003).
MAK: 5 ppm, 21 mg/m³; Peak limitation category: I(2); Pregnancy risk group: D; Sensitization of skin (SH); (DFG 2003). 

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 20°C. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is irritating to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
Repeated or prolonged contact may cause skin sensitization. Tumours have been detected in experimental animals but may not be relevant to humans. 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 99°C
Melting point: -71°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.92
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 1.5
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20°C: 3.9
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.45
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.09
Flash point: 9°C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 345°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.4-14
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 1.32  
The substance is toxic to aquatic organisms. 

NOTES
An added stabilizer or inhibitor can influence the toxicological properties of this substance, consult an expert.
Do NOT take working clothes home.
Card has been partly updated in October 2004.
See sections Occupational Exposure Limits, EU classification, Emergency Response. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       ETHYL ACRYLATE (JECFA Evaluation)
       Ethyl Acrylate  (IARC Summary & Evaluation, Volume 39, 1986)
       Ethyl Acrylate  (IARC Summary & Evaluation, Volume 71, 1999)