Agent Name

Ethylene glycol dimethacrylate

Alternative Name

EGDMA

CAS Number

97-90-5

Formula

C10-H14-O4

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

EGDMA; 1,2-Bis(methacryloyloxy)ethane; 1,2-Ethanediyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate; 2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, 1,2-ethanediyl ester; Ageflex EGDM; Diglycol dimethacrylate; Ethanediol dimethacrylate; Ethyldiol metacrylate; Ethyldiol methacrylate; Ethylene dimethacrylate; Ethylene glycol bis(methacrylate); Ethylene methacrylate; Ethylenedimethyacrylate; Glycol dimethacrylate; Methacrylic acid ethylene ester; SR 206; Sartomer SR 206; 2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, 1,1'-(1,2-ethanediyl) ester; Methacrylic acid, ethylene ester; [ChemIDplus]

Category

(Meth)acrylates

Description

Colorless liquid; [ICSC] Light yellow liquid; [Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

In polymers for dental restorative resins; in synthetic wound dressings; as rate-controlling barrier in slow release capsules; in acrylic nail preparation; as curing agent for acrylics and rubbers; [HSDB]

Comments

Allergic contact dermatitis reported in dental technicians, dental assistants, and a manufacturing worker (making rear-view mirrors) ; [Kanerva, p. 1749] A lachrymator; [CHEMINFO] An eye and respiratory tract irritant; Not a sensitizer in one study of guinea pigs; Emergency treatment: "Acrylates, multifunctional"; [HSDB] May polymerize; An eye and respiratory tract irritant; May cause skin sensitization; [ICSC] Danger of skin sensitization; [MAK] An irritant; May cause skin sensitization; [Aldrich MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.18 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

"Danger of sensitization of skin." [MAK]

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Lacrimator

Yes

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