Agent Name

2-Hydroxyethyl acrylate

Alternative Name

HEA

CAS Number

818-61-1

Formula

C5-H8-O3

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

HEA; 2-(Acryloyloxy)ethanol; 2-Hydroxyethyl acrylate; 2-Hydroxyethylester kyseliny akrylove [Czech]; 2-Propenoic acid, 2-hydroxyethyl ester; Acrylic acid, 2-hydroxyethyl ester; Bisomer 2HEA; Ethylene glycol, acrylate; Ethylene glycol, monoacrylate; HEA; Hydroxyethyl acrylate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

(Meth)acrylates

Sources/Uses

Used in media for electron microscope preparations; also used in UV-cured artificial nails; [Kanerva, p. 1742]

Comments

Allergic contact dermatitis reported in technicians embedding media for electron microscopy; [Kanerva, p. 1742] Causes second or third degree burns on short contact; [CHRIS]

Reference Link

Occupational allergic contact dermatitis caused by photobonded sculptured nails and a review of (meth) acrylates in nail cosmetics

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

"Danger of sensitization of skin." [MAK]

Reference Link

Contact dermatitis from acrylate and methacrylate compounds in Lowicryl embedding media for electron microscopy

Flammability (NFPA)

1: Must be preheated

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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