- Acetic acid, ethenyl ester
- Acetic acid, vinyl ester
Clear, colorless liquid with an initial pleasant, fruity odor, which quickly becomes sharp and irritating.
In polymerized form for plastic masses, films, and lacquers.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
EC Index Number
R 11 40
S 9 16 33
Tumorigen; Mutagen; Reproductive Effector; Primary Irritant
Swiss Giftliste 1
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Melting point, °C
Boiling point, °C
Vapor pressure, mmHg
100 (25 C)
Vapor density (air=1)
10.9% at 20 C
Odor Threshold Odor threshold 0.12 ppm
0.932 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
0.43 cp at 20C
1.39258 (20 C)
Partition coefficient, pKow
Heat of fusion
Heat of vaporization
Heat of combustion
Hazards and Protection.
Keep away from heat, sparks, and flame. Keep away from sources of ignition. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances. Flammables-area. Keep away from polymerization catalysts. Storage for long periods is not recommended.
B2 D1B D2A F
Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Use with adequate ventilation. Ground and bond containers when transferring material. Use spark-proof tools and explosion proof equipment. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. Empty containers retain product residue, (liquid and/or vapor), and can be dangerous. Avoid contact with heat, sparks and flame. Avoid ingestion and inhalation. Wash clothing before reuse. Discard contaminated shoes. Do not pressurize, cut, weld, braze, solder, drill, grind, or expose empty containers to heat, sparks or open flames.
Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166. Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
A respiratory protection program that meets OSHA's 29 CFR 1910.134 and ANSI Z88.2 requirements or European Standard EN 149 must be followed whenever workplace conditions warrant a respirator's use.
Clean up spills immediately, using the appropriate protective equipment. Remove all sources of ignition. Use a spark-proof tool. Provide ventilation. A vapor suppressing foam may be used to reduce vapors.
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures. May polymerize.
Strong acids, ammonia, nitric acid, peroxides, sulfuric acid, alliphatic amines, ozone, oleum, hydrochloric acid, hydrofluoric acid, ethyleneimine, ethylene diamine, nonoxidizing mineral acids, alkanolamines.
Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.
Upper exp. limit, %
Lower exp. limit, %
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. Extinguishing Media: For small fires, use dry chemical, carbon dioxide, water spray or alcohol-resistant foam. For large fires, use water spray, fog, or alcohol-resistant foam. Do NOT use water directly on fire. Use water spray to cool fire-exposed containers. Water may be ineffective. Do NOT use straight streams of water. Use water only in flooding quantities as fog.
Extremely flammable liquid.
When heated to decomposition, it burns and emits acrid fumes. Highly dangerous when exposed to heat, flames or oxidizers; explosion hazard with strong acids and strong oxidizers. Incompatible with alumina, oxidizing materials, 2-aminoethanol, chlorosulfonic acid; ethyleneimine; 36% hydrochloric acid; 48.7% hydrofluoric acid; 70% nitric acid; oleum; 96% sulfuric acid; ethylene diamine; peroxides and silica gel. Avoid light or any polymerizing initiator. Hazardous polymerization can be initiated by organic and inorganic peroxides; azo compounds; redox systems (including organometallic components); light; and high energy radiation.
Combustion may produce irritants and toxic gases.
TLV: 10,A3 ppm; 35,A3 mg/m3 (as TWA); 15,A3 ppm; 53,A3mg/m3 (as STEL) (ACGIH 1994-1995). NIOSH REL: C 4 ppm (15 mg/m3) 15-minute
Possible cancer hazard based on tests with laboratory animals. Prolonged or repeated skin contact may cause sensitization dermatitis and possible destruction and/or ulceration.
May cause gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
May cause irritation of the respiratory tract with burning pain in the nose and throat, coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and pulmonary edema. Vapors may cause dizziness or suffocation.
May cause mild skin irritation. Material evaporates quickly from open skin. However, it may cause burns if trapped under clothing.
Contact with eyes may cause severe irritation, and possible eye burns.
If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid.
Get medical aid immediately. Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
Get medical aid immediately. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash clothing before reuse.
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid immediately.