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2-HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE
ICSC: 1723
Peer-Review Status: 13.11.2008 Validated
2-Propenoic acid, 2-hydroxyethylester
Ethylene glycol monoacrylate
Acrylic acid hydroxyethyl ester 
CAS #: 818-61-1 RTECS #: AT1750000
UN #: 2927
EC #: 607-072-00-8 ()
EINECS #: 212-454-9
    Formula: C5H8O3
Molecular mass: 116.1

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.  NO open flames.  Use water spray, dry powder, alcohol-resistant foam, carbon dioxide. 
EXPLOSION Heating will cause rise in pressure with risk of bursting.    In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water. 
 
EXPOSURE   PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS! AVOID ALL CONTACT!   
Inhalation Cough. Sore throat. Burning sensation. Laboured breathing.  Use ventilation (not if powder), local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Refer immediately for medical attention. 
Skin MAY BE ABSORBED! Redness. Pain.  Protective gloves. Protective clothing.  First rinse with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, then remove contaminated clothes and rinse again. Refer immediately for medical attention. 
Eyes Redness. Pain. Blurred vision.  Wear safety spectacles or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.  Rinse with plenty of water (remove contact lenses if easily possible). Refer immediately for medical attention. 
Ingestion Sore throat. Burning sensation. Weakness. Aspiration hazard!  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.  Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Refer immediately 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 liquid in covered containers. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.  Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
Marine pollutant. 
EC Classification
Symbol: T, N; R: 24-34-43-50; S: (1/2)-26-36/39-45-61; Note: D 
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 6.1; UN Pack Group: II 
GHS Classification
Signal: Danger
Harmful if swallowed
Fatal in contact with skin
Fatal if inhaled vapour
Causes skin irritation
Causes serious eye irritation
May cause allergic skin reaction
May be harmful if swallowed and enters airways
Very toxic to aquatic life 
skull;toxiccancer;health hazenviro;aqua

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
NFPA Code: H3; F1; R2.  Store only if stabilized. Keep in the dark. Cool. Ventilation along the floor. Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. Store in an area without drain or sewer access. 

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

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
The substance will polymerize due to heating, on contact with peroxides, and under the influence of light. Heating may cause violent combustion or explosion. This produces acrid smoke. The substance may spontaneously polymerize if it is not stabilized. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV not established.
MAK: Sensitization of skin (SH); (DFG 2008). 

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its vapour, through the skin and by ingestion. 

Inhalation risk
A harmful contamination of the air can be reached very quickly on evaporation of this substance at 20°C. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is severely irritating to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract. If this liquid is swallowed, aspiration into the lungs may result in chemical pneumonitis. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
Repeated or prolonged contact may cause skin sensitization. See Notes. 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 210°C
Melting point: -60.2°C
Density: 1.1 g/cm³
Solubility in water: miscible
Vapour pressure, Pa at 25°C: 7.0
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.0
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.0
Flash point: 101°C c.c.
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: -0.21
Viscosity: 5.2 mm²/s at 15°C 
The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms. It is strongly advised not to let the chemical enter into the environment. 

NOTES
An added stabilizer or inhibitor can influence the toxicological properties of this substance; consult an expert.
May cause cross sensitization towards other acrylates. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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