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2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE
ICSC: 0478
Peer-Review Status: 28.11.2003 Validated
Acrylic acid, 2-ethylhexyl ester
Octyl acrylate
2-Propenoic acid, 2-ethylhexyl ester
2-Ethylhexyl 2-propenoate 
CAS #: 103-11-7 RTECS #: AT0855000
EC #: 607-107-00-7
EINECS #: 203-080-7
    Formula: C11H20O2 / CH2=CHCOOC8H17
Molecular mass: 184.3

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.  NO open flames.  Use powder, AFFF, foam, carbon dioxide. Use water spray. 
EXPLOSION Above 82°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.  Above 82°C use a closed system, ventilation and explosion-proof electrical equipment.  In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water. 
 
EXPOSURE   AVOID ALL CONTACT!   
Inhalation Cough. Sore throat.  Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin Redness. Pain.  Protective gloves. Protective clothing.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention . 
Eyes Redness. Pain.  Wear safety goggles 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
Personal protection: chemical protection suit and filter respirator for organic gases and vapours adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in covered containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.   
EC Classification
Symbol: Xi; R: 37/38-43; S: (2)-36/37-46; Note: D 
UN Classification
 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
NFPA Code: H2; F2; R2.  Separated from strong oxidants. Cool. Keep in the dark. Store only if stabilized. 

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

Physical dangers
Vapours are uninhibited and may polymerize, causing blockage of vents. 

Chemical dangers
The substance readily polymerizes under the influence of light, heat and peroxides. Reacts violently with strong oxidants. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):.
MAK: Sensitization of skin (SH); (DFG 2004). 

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation and by ingestion. 

Inhalation risk
No indication can be given about the rate at which a harmful concentration of this substance in the air is reached on evaporation 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. 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 213.5°C
Melting point: -90°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.89
Solubility in water: none
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20°C: 19
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 6.35
Flash point: 82°C o.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 252°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 0.8-6.4
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 3.67  
The substance is harmful 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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