|METHYL METHACRYLATE||ICSC: 0300 (November 2003)|
|Methacrylic acid methyl ester
| CAS #: 80-62-6
| UN #: 1247
|EC Number: 201-297-1
|ACUTE HAZARDS||PREVENTION||FIRE FIGHTING|
|FIRE & EXPLOSION||Highly flammable. Vapour/air mixtures are explosive.||NO open flames, NO sparks and NO smoking. Closed system, ventilation, explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. Do NOT use compressed air for filling, discharging, or handling.||Use foam, powder, carbon dioxide. In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.|
|AVOID ALL CONTACT!|
|Inhalation||Cough. Shortness of breath. Sore throat.||Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.||Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.|
|Skin||Redness.||Protective gloves. Protective clothing.||Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.|
|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||Nausea. Vomiting. Abdominal pain.||Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.||Rinse mouth. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Refer for medical attention .|
|SPILLAGE DISPOSAL||CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING|
|Personal protection: chemical protection suit and filter respirator for organic gases and vapours adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Remove all ignition sources. Do NOT wash away into sewer. 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.||
According to UN GHS Criteria
|Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants, strong bases and strong acids. Cool. Keep in the dark. Keep in a well-ventilated room. Store only if stabilized.|
|METHYL METHACRYLATE||ICSC: 0300|
|PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION|
Physical State; Appearance
Formula: CH2C(CH3)COOCH3 / C5H8O2
|EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS|
Routes of exposure
Effects of short-term exposure
Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
|OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS|
TLV: 50 ppm as TWA; 100 ppm as STEL; (SEN); A4 (not classifiable as a human carcinogen).
MAK: 210 mg/m3, 50 ppm; peak limitation category: I(2); sensitization of skin (SH); pregnancy risk group: C.
EU-OEL: 50 ppm as TWA; 100 ppm as STEL
|The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms.|
|Usually contains hydroquinone, hydroquinone methyl ether and dimethyl t-butylphenol as inhibitors of polymerization.
An added stabilizer or inhibitor can influence the toxicological properties of this substance, consult an expert.
Do NOT take working clothes home.
Symbol: F, Xi; R: 11-37/38-43; S: (2)-24-37-46; Note: D
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See Also: Toxicological Abbreviations Methyl methacrylate (CICADS 4, 1998) Methyl Methacrylate (IARC Summary & Evaluation, Volume 60, 1994)