Agent Name

Methacrylamide

CAS Number

79-39-0

Formula

C4-H7-N-O

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

2-Methylacrylamide; 2-Methylpropenamide; Amid kyseliny methakrylove [Czech]; Methacrylic acid amide; Methacrylic amide; Methylacrylic amide; Mhoromer BM801; alpha-Methyl acrylic amide; 2-Propenamide, 2-methyl-; [ChemIDplus] MACR; MAC; [NTP] 2Methyl2propenamide; 2Methylpropensreamid; Methacrylamid; Methacrylzuur amide; [IUCLID]

Category

Other Monomers

Description

White crystalline solid; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

A congener of acrylamide; [NTP] Used in the chemical, leather processing, paper-pulp-board, polymers, textile processing, and paints-lacquers-varnishes industries; Used as an adhesive, binding agent, corrosion inhibitor, and intermediate; [IUCLID]

Comments

An eye irritant in rabbits; No to mild skin sensitization reactions seen in guinea pigs; Neurotoxicity observed in repeated-dose animal studies; [IUCLID] Marked developmental toxicity observed in mice at doses only slightly maternally toxic; [NTP] An irritant; Moderately toxic by ingestion and inhalation (degenerative changes of the liver, kidney, and brain); Reproductive effects observed in experimental animals; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Acrylamide."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.1 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Reproductive Toxin

Yes

Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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