Agent Name

3-Vinyltoluene

Alternative Name

3-Methylstyrene

CAS Number

100-80-1

Formula

C9-H10

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

3-Methylstyrene; 1-Ethenyl-3-methylbenzene; 1-Methyl-3-vinylbenzene; m-Methyl styrene; m-Methylstyrene; m-Vinyltoluene; Benzene, 1-ethenyl-3-methyl-; Styrene, m-methyl-; meta-Methylstyrene; [ChemIDplus] UN2618

Category

Other Monomers

Description

Colorless liquid; [ICSC]

Sources/Uses

Used in mixtures with the para isomer (4-vinyltoluene) as a reactive monomer for polymer and coating production; [IARC]

Comments

May polymerize if heated; A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; Inhalation of high concentrations may cause CNS effects; Repeated or prolonged exposure may cause kidney and liver injury; [ICSC] Stabilized with 4-tert-butylcatechol (CAS# 98-29-3); An irritant; Harmful by ingestion (may cause lung damage by aspiration); [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "4-Vinyltoluene." See "Vinyl toluene."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Vinyltoluenes, stabilized."

Flammability (NFPA)

2: High ambient temperature required

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

IARC Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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