Vinyl methyl ether
- Methyl vinyl ether
A colorless gas with a sweet, pleasant odor.
Monomer for copolymers used in coatings & lacquers, modifier for alkyl, polystyrene & ionomer resins, plasticizer for nitrocellulose & adhesives.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
EC Index Number
Swiss Giftliste 1
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Melting point, °C
Boiling point, °C
Vapor pressure, mmHg
1500 (25 C)
Vapor density (air=1)
0.777 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
1.3730 (0 C)
Partition coefficient, pKow
Heat of vaporization
Heat of combustion
Hazards and Protection.
Grounding and bonding required. Store in a well-ventilated area. Avoid contact with light. Store in a tightly closed container. Keep separated from incompatible substances.
Handle in accordance with all current regulations and standards. Subject to storage regulations: U.S. OSHA 29 CFR 1910.101. Grounding and bonding required.
Organic-vapor mask; plastic or rubber gloves; safety glasses.
Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
Keep sparks, flames, and other sources of ignition away. Keep material out of water sources and sewers. Attempt to stop leak if without undue personnel hazard. Use water spray to knock-down vapors.
React vigorously with oxidizing materials.
When heated to decomposition it emits acrid smoke and irritating fumes.
Upper exp. limit, %
Lower exp. limit, %
Do not extinguish fire unless flow can be stopped. Use water in flooding quantities as fog. Cool all affected containers with flooding quantities of water. Apply water from as far a distance as possible.
Very dangerous; can react vigorously with oxidizing materials. Extremely flammable.
Containers may explode. Vapor is heavier than air and may travel a considerable distance to a source of ignition and flash back.
Fire may produce irritating and/or toxic gases.
Central nervous system depression could occur from anesthetic effects.
Seek medical attention.
Respiratory tract irritation has not been reported, but may be predicted from other irritant properties.
Skin irritation may be noted.
Eye, nose, and throat irritation may be seen.
Do NOT induce vomiting, get medical attention.
Remove victim to fresh air; if breathing is difficult, administer oxygen; call physician.
Wash with copious quantities of water; treat frostbite by use of warm water or blankets.
Wash with copious quantities of water; consult an eye specialist.