Agent Name

Diethylene glycol dimethacrylate

Alternative Name

DEGDMA

CAS Number

2358-84-1

Formula

C12-H18-O5

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

DEGDMA; Diethylene glycol bis(methacrylate); Diethylene glycol dimethacrylate monomer; 2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, oxydi-2,1-ethanediyl ester; DGM 2; Diethyleneglycol dimethacrylate; Methacrylic acid, oxydiethylene ester; Oxydiethylene methacrylate; TGM 2; 2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, 1,1'-(oxydi-2,1-ethanediyl) ester; Oxydi-2,1-ethanediyl bismethacrylate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

(Meth)acrylates

Description

Colorless liquid, with an ester-like odor; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used in dental plastic composites; [HSDB] Used in acrylic resins to make artificial nails; [Adams, p. 443]

Comments

Skin and eye irritant; Can cause contact sensitization; [HSDB] Danger of skin sensitization; [MAK] Stabilized with 500 ppm 4-methoxyphenol; An irritant; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.01 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

"Danger of sensitization of skin." [MAK]

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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