Glycidyl acrylate

  • 2,3-Epoxypropyl acrylate
  • Glycidyl propenate
Formula
C6H8O3
Structure
Description
Light amber liquid.
Uses
Monomer for polymers used in adhesives & coatings.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
106-90-1
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
203-440-3
EC Index Number
607-117-00-1
EC Class
Toxic; Corrosive; Sensitising
RTECS
AS9275000
RTECS class
Mutagen; Primary Irritant
Beilstein/Gmelin
109092
Beilstein Reference
4-17-00-01005
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-7306
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C6H8O3
Formula mass
128.12
Melting point, °C
-41.5
Boiling point, °C
211
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.2 (25 C)
Vapor density (air=1)
4.4
Density
1.1109 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Soluble
Refractive index
1.4472 (20 C)
Partition coefficient, pKow
0.84
Heat of vaporization
44.7 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep in a cool, dry, dark location in a tightly sealed container or cylinder. Keep away from incompatible materials, ignition sources and untrained individuals. Secure and label area. Protect containers/cylinders from physical damage.
Handling
All chemicals should be considered hazardous. Avoid direct physical contact. Use appropriate, approved safety equipment. Untrained individuals should not handle this chemical or its container. Handling should occur in a chemical fume hood.
Protection
Suitable protective clothing and self contained resp protective apparatus should be available for use of those who may have to rescue persons overcome by fumes. Protection required for safe handling of acrylic acid and esters commonly includes use of impervious gloves, shoe soles, and clothing; splash-proof goggles.
Respirators
Wear a NIOSH-approved half face respirator equipped with an organic vapor/acid gas cartridge (specific for organic vapors, HCl, acid gas and SO2) with a dust/mist filter.
Small spills/leaks
If you spill this chemical, use absorbent paper to pick up all liquid spill material. Your contaminated clothing and absorbent paper should be sealed in a vapor-tight plastic bag for eventual disposal. Solvent wash all contaminated surfaces with alcohol followed by washing with a strong soap and water solution. Do not reenter the contaminated area until the Safety Officer (or other responsible person) has verified that the area has been properly cleaned.
Stability
No data.
Incompatibilities
Sensitive to polymerizing conditions and/or catalysts.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
76
Fire fighting
Fires involving this chemical should be extinguished with a foam, dry chemical or carbon dioxide extinguisher.
Fire potential
This chemical is combustible.
Health
0
 
Flammability
2
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Poison_Class
3
Exposure effects
Ataxia and coma have been observed in exposed experimental animals. Decreased spermatogenesis or focal testicular necrosis have been observed in animals.
   Ingestion
Gastrointestinal tract irritation may be predicted based on the other irritant properties of diglycidyl ether.
   Inhalation
Inhalation exposure causes irritation of the respiratory tract. Pulmonary edema might occur.
   Skin
Dermal irritation and sensitization may be seen.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING. If the victim is conscious and not convulsing, give 1 or 2 glasses of water to dilute the chemical and IMMEDIATELY call a hospital or poison control center. Be prepared to transport the victim to a hospital if advised by a physician.
   Inhalation
IMMEDIATELY leave the contaminated area; take deep breaths of fresh air. If symptoms (such as wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, or burning in the mouth, throat, or chest) develop, call a physician and be prepared to transport the victim to a hospital. Provide proper respiratory protection to rescuers entering an unknown atmosphere. Whenever possible, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) should be used.
   Skin
IMMEDIATELY flood affected skin with water while removing and isolating all contaminated clothing. Gently wash all affected skin areas thoroughly with soap and water. If symptoms such as redness or irritation develop, IMMEDIATELY call a physician and be prepared to transport the victim to a hospital for treatment.
   Eyes
First check the victim for contact lenses and remove if present. Flush victim's eyes with water or normal saline solution for 20 to 30 minutes while simultaneously calling a hospital or poison control center. Do not put any ointments, oils, or medication in the victim's eyes without specific instructions from a physician. IMMEDIATELY transport the victim after flushing eyes to a hospital even if no symptoms (such as redness or irritation) develop.

Transport.