Agent Name

Glycidyl methacrylate

CAS Number

106-91-2

Formula

C7-H10-O3

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

1-Propanol, 2,3-epoxy-, methacrylate; 2,3-Epoxypropyl methacrylate; 2,3-Epoxypropyl methacrylic acid ester; 2-((Methacryloxy)methyl)oxirane; 2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, oxiranylmethyl ester; Acriester G; Blemmer G; Blemmer GMA; CP 105; Glycidol methacrylate; Glycidyl alpha-methyl acrylate; Glycidyl alpha-methylacrylate; Light Ester G; Methacrylic acid, 2,3-epoxypropyl ester; SR 379; SY-Monomer G; 2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, 2-oxiranylmethyl ester; [ChemIDplus]

Category

(Meth)acrylates

Description

Colorless liquid with a fruity odor; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Chemical intermediate for polymers; monomer and diluent in epoxy resin formulations; [HSDB] Used in Japan as an intermediate for resins and other chemicals; Also used in emulsions for impregnating paper and textiles, in paint coatings, and adhesive applications; [Reference #1]

Comments

Allergic contact dermatitis reported in workers using anaerobic sealants; [Kanerva, p. 1741] Liquid causes first degree burns on short exposure. [CHRIS] Glycidyl methacrylate is a skin irritant. [Quick CPC] Causes labored breathing and corneal injuries in lethal concentration studies; [AIHA] May polymerize on exposure to heat or light; A severe skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; Can cause burns to skin and eyes; May cause skin sensitization; [ICSC] Reports of ACD in adhesive sealant manufacturing employees and one chemist; [Reference #1]

Reference Link

OECD SIDS: Glycidyl methacrylate - 1999

Exposure Assessment
WEEL

0.5 ppm

Vapor Pressure

0.62 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LCLo (rat) = 1,400 mg/m3/6hr

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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