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2-ETHYLHEXYL METHACRYLATE
ICSC: 1289
Peer-Review Status: 25.11.1998 Validated
Methacrylic acid, 2-ethylhexyl ester 
CAS #: 688-84-6 RTECS #: OZ4630000
EC #: 607-134-00-4
EINECS #: 211-708-6
    Formula: C12H22O2 / CH2=CCH3COOCH2C(CH2CH3)H(CH2)3CH3
Molecular mass: 198.3

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.  NO open flames.  Use water spray, powder, alcohol-resistant foam, carbon dioxide. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE      
Inhalation   Use ventilation.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin Redness.  Protective gloves.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes Redness.  Wear safety spectacles.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion   Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance.   
EC Classification
Symbol: Xi; R: 36/37/38; S: (2)-26-28; Note: A 
UN Classification
 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
  Cool. Store only if stabilized. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
LIQUID. 

Physical dangers
Vapours are uninhibited and may polymerize in vents or flame arresters, causing blockage. 

Chemical dangers
The substance may polymerize due to warming. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):. 

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol. 

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 and skin. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 113-224°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.9
Solubility in water: none
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20°C: 133
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 6.8
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.01
Flash point: 92°C
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 4.2/4.8  
 

NOTES
Health effects of exposure to the substance have not been investigated adequately.
An added stabilizer or inhibitor can influence the toxicological properties of this substance, consult an expert.
Card has been partly updated in April 2005.
See section EU classification. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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