Agent Name

Vinyl methyl ether

CAS Number

107-25-5

Formula

C3-H6-O

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

1-Methoxyethylene; Agrisynth MVE; Ethene, methoxy-; Ether, ethenyl methyl; Ether, methyl vinyl; Methoxyethene; Methoxyethylene; Methyl vinyl ether; UN1087; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Other Monomers

Description

Colorless compressed gas or liquid; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used to make polymers or modify polymers for coatings, lacquers, and resins; [Hawley]

Comments

Inhalation can cause CNS depression. The liquid can cause frostbite. [CHRIS] See "Butyl vinyl ether."

Exposure Assessment
MAK

200 ppm

Vapor Pressure

1052 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

BP = 6 degrees C; [Hawley]

Flammability (NFPA)

4: Burns readily

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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