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2-ETHYLBUTYL ACRYLATE
ICSC: 1344
Peer-Review Status: 25.11.1998 Validated
Acrylic acid, 2-ethylbutyl ester
2-Propenoic acid, 2-ethylbutyl ester 
CAS #: 3953-10-4 RTECS #: AT0300000
UN #: 1993
EINECS #: 223-546-3
    Formula: C9H16O2 / CH2=CHCOOCH2CH(CH2CH3)2
Molecular mass: 156.2

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Flammable.  NO open flames, NO sparks and NO smoking.  Use water spray. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE   STRICT HYGIENE!   
Inhalation Cough. Sore throat.  Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin Redness. Pain.  Protective gloves. Protective clothing.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes Redness.  Wear safety spectacles 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 Burning sensation.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Rest. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: filter respirator for organic vapours of low boiling point adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance.   
EC Classification
 
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 3; UN Pack Group: III 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
NFPA Code: H2; F2; R0.  Fireproof. 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. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):. 

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

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. See Notes. 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Melting point: -57°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.9
Solubility in water: none
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20°C: 226
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 5.4
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.01
Flash point: 52°C o.c. 
See Notes. 

NOTES
Explosive limits are unknown in literature, although the substance is combustible and has a flash point < 55°C.
Health effects of exposure to the substance have not been investigated adequately.
Environmental effects from the substance have not been investigated but the n-hexyl acrylate ICSC1288 was found toxic to aquatic organisms.
An added stabilizer or inhibitor can influence the toxicological properties of this substance, consult an expert. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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