Agent Name

tert-Butyl acrylate

CAS Number

1663-39-4

Formula

C7-H12-O2

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

2-Propenoic acid, 1,1-dimethylethyl ester; Acrylic acid, tert-butyl ester; tert-Butyl propenoate; [ChemIDplus] 2-Propenoic acid tert-butyl ester; tert-Butyl 2-propenoate; Tertiaerbutylacrlat; [IUCLID]

Category

(Meth)acrylates

Description

Liquid; [HSDB] Clear colorless liquid; Stabilized with 10-20 ppm of methyl ether of hydroquinone to prevent spontaneous polymerization; [OECD SIDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a monomer for acrylic resins used in surface coatings; [HSDB] Used as an intermediate for homopolymers and copolymers; Also used as a feedstock for chemical synthesis; [OECD SIDS]

Comments

Allergic contact dermatitis reported in workers handling dental prostheses; [Kanerva, p. 1739] Flammable liquid that poses a fire risk; Emergency treatment: "Irritants"; [HSDB] May polymerize; A skin and respiratory tract irritant; May cause skin sensitization; Harmful by ingestion, inhalation, and skin absorption; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Reference Link

Occupational allergic contact dermatitis caused by exposure to acrylates during work with dental prostheses

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

17 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 7,000 mg/m3/4hr

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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