- 2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, propyl este
- Propyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate
Clear pale orange liquid.
Monomer for acrylic resins.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
R 10 36/37/38
S 26 28
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Boiling point, °C
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.9038 g/cm3 (17 C)
Solubility in water
1.4191 (20 C)
Hazards and Protection.
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.
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.
Suitable protective clothing & self-contained resp protective apparatus should be available for use of those who may have to rescue persons overcome by fumes. Acrylic acid & derivatives.
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.
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.
Upper exp. limit, %
Lower exp. limit, %
Fires involving this compound can be controlled using a dry chemical, carbon dioxide or Halon extinguisher.
This material is flammable.
Administration to rats by gavage failed to produce gastric lesions.
Respiratory rate increase and respiratory depression have been reported in animals experimentally exposed to high iv, ip, sc, or oral doses of ethyl methacrylate.
Can produce irritation, sensitization, and allergic contact dermatitis. Cross-sensitization to other methacrylates has been demonstrated in animals sensitized to ethyl methacrylate.
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.
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.
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.
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.