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GLYCIDYL METHACRYLATE
ICSC: 1679
Peer-Review Status: 10.10.2006 Validated
2,3-Epoxypropyl methacrylate
Glycidyl alpha-methyl acrylate
Methacrylic acid, 2,3-epoxypropyl ester
1-propanol-2,3-epoxy methacrylate 
CAS #: 106-91-2 RTECS #: OZ4375000
UN #: 2810
EC #: 607-123-00-4
EINECS #: 203-441-9
    Formula: C7H10O3
Molecular mass: 142.2

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.  NO open flames.  Use dry powder, carbon dioxide, foam. 
EXPLOSION Above 61°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.  Above 61°C use a closed system and ventilation.  In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water. 
 
EXPOSURE   AVOID ALL CONTACT!   
Inhalation Cough. Sore throat. Laboured breathing.  Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin Redness. Pain. Skin burns.  Protective gloves. Protective clothing.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention . 
Eyes Redness. Pain. Burns.  Wear face shield 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 Sore throat. Burning sensation in the throat and chest. Abdominal pain.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in covered containers as far as possible. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment.  Note: D 
EC Classification
Symbol: Xn; R: 20/21/22-36/38-43; S: (2)-26-28 
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 6.1; UN Pack Group: III 
GHS Classification
Signal: Danger
Flammable liquid and vapour
Harmful if swallowed
Toxic in contact with skin
Causes skin irritation
Causes eye irritation
May cause allergic skin reaction
Toxic to aquatic life 
flam;flameskull;toxic

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61GT1-III.  Store only if stabilized. Cool. Well closed. Keep in the dark. Separated from strong oxidants, strong bases and strong acids. Separated from food and feedstuffs. Store in an area without drain or sewer access. Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. 

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

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
The substance may polymerize due to heating and under the influence of light, peroxides and bases. Reacts violently with strong acids, strong bases and strong oxidants. This generates fire hazard. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):. 

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

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


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 189°C
Melting point: <-10°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.08
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 25°C: 5 (moderate)
Vapour pressure, kPa at 25°C: 0.42
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.9
Flash point: <61°C c.c.
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 0.96  
The substance is 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. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       Glycidyl methacrylate (SIDS)