|VINYL ACETATE (MONOMER)||ICSC: 0347 (April 2014)|
Acetic acid ethenyl ester
Acetic acid vinyl ester
| CAS #: 108-05-4
| UN #: 1301
|EC Number: 203-545-4
|ACUTE HAZARDS||PREVENTION||FIRE FIGHTING|
|FIRE & EXPLOSION||Highly flammable. Vapour/air mixtures are explosive. Heating will cause rise in pressure with risk of bursting.||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 alcohol-resistant foam, foam, powder, carbon dioxide, fine water spray. In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.|
|AVOID ALL CONTACT!|
|Inhalation||Sore throat. Cough. Shortness of breath.||Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.||Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Refer for medical attention.|
|Skin||Redness. Dry skin.||Protective gloves.||Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Seek medical attention if you feel unwell.|
|Eyes||Redness.||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||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|
|Remove all ignition sources. Evacuate danger area! Consult an expert! Personal protection: self-contained breathing apparatus. Do NOT wash away into sewer. 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.||
According to UN GHS Criteria
DANGERHighly flammable liquid and vapour
Toxic if inhaled
May be harmful if swallowed or in contact with skin
Suspected of causing cancer
May cause respiratory irritation
Harmful to aquatic life
|Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants, acids and bases. Keep in the dark. Well closed. Store only if stabilized. Store in an area without drain or sewer access.|
|VINYL ACETATE (MONOMER)||ICSC: 0347|
|PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION|
Physical State; Appearance
Formula: C4H6O2 / CH3COOCH=CH2
|EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS|
Routes of exposure
Effects of short-term exposure
Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
|OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS|
TLV: 10 ppm as TWA; 15 ppm as STEL; A3 (confirmed animal carcinogen with unknown relevance to humans).
EU-OEL: : 17.6 mg/m3, 5 ppm as TWA; 35.2 mg/m3, 10 ppm as STEL.
MAK: 36 mg/m3, 10 ppm; peak limitation category: I(1); skin absorption (H); pregnancy risk group: C; carcinogen category: 4
|The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms.|
|An added stabilizer or inhibitor can influence the toxicological properties of this substance, consult an expert.
The stabilizing quality of hydroquinone is limited to 60 days.
For prolonged storage, another inhibitor, such as diphenylamine, is recommended.
Do NOT take working clothes home.
Symbol: F; R: 11; S: (2)-16-23-29-33
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See Also: Toxicological Abbreviations