Agent Name

Ethyl vinyl ether

Alternative Name

Vinyl ethyl ether

CAS Number

109-92-2

Formula

C4-H8-O

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

1-Ethoxyethene; 1-Ethoxyethylene; Agrisynth EVE; Ethene, ethoxy; Ether, ethyl vinyl (inhibited); Ether, vinyl ethyl; Ethoxyethene; Ethoxyethylene; Ethyl ethenyl ether; EVE; Vinamar; Vinyl ethyl ether; Vinyl ethyl ether, inhibited; Ether, ethyl vinyl; [ChemIDplus] Ethyloxyethene; [CAMEO] Vinylethylether; Ethoxyethylen; [IUCLID] UN1302

Category

Other Monomers

Description

Clear colorless liquid with an ether-like odor; Boiling point = 36 deg C; [ICSC]

Sources/Uses

Used to make large scale chemicals, polymers, and resins, and as a laboratory reagent; [ExPub: ECHA REACH Registrations]

Comments

A mild skin irritant; Causes general anesthesia in inhalation lethal-concentration studies of mice; [RTECS] May polymerize on heating or contamination and form unstable peroxides on exposure to oxygen; [CAMEO] May cause CNS depression; [ICSC] A skin and eye irritant that may cause transient corneal injury; May cause reddening of skin if spilled and allowed to remain on clothes; Inhalation can cause CNS depression; High vapor concentrations may cause mild smarting of eyes and respiratory system; May cause liver injury; [CHRIS] Stabilized with 0.1% potassium hydroxide; May form explosive peroxides; A skin and strong eye irritant; Inhalation may cause unconsciousness and respiratory paralysis; May cause liver injury; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] Vinyl ethyl ether, stabilized (UN1302) has warning of explosive polymerization; [ERG 2016] See "Butyl vinyl ether."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

511 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LCLo (rat) = 16,000 ppm/4hr

Explosive Polymerization

Yes

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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