Agent Name

1,4-Butanediol dimethacrylate

Alternative Name

BDDMA

CAS Number

2082-81-7

Formula

C12-H18-O4

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

BDDMA; 1,4-Butylene dimethacrylate; 1,4-Butylene glycol dimethacrylate; 2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, 1,4-butanediyl ester; Butanediol dimethacrylate; Butylene dimethacrylate; Methacrylic acid, tetramethylene ester; Oligotetramethylene glycol dimethacrylate; Tetramethylene dimethacrylate; Tetramethylene glycol dimethacrylate; Tetramethylene methacrylate; X 970; 2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, 1,1'-(1,4-butanediyl) ester; [ChemIDplus]

Category

(Meth)acrylates

Description

Liquid; [HSDB] Colorless liquid; [Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a monomer for resins and crosslinking agent for UV curable coatings and polymer used in contact lenses; [HSDB]

Comments

Allergic contact dermatitis reported in dental technicians; [Kanerva, p. 1739] Stabilized with 100 ppm of p-methoxyphenol; [ChemIDplus] An irritant and lachrymator; May cause skin sensitization; [Aldrich MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.02 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

"Danger of sensitization of skin." [MAK]

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Lacrimator

Yes

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