Agent Name

N-Vinylcaprolactam

CAS Number

2235-00-9

Formula

C8-H13-N-O

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

1-Ethenylhexahydro-2H-azepin-2-one; 1-Vinylhexahydro-2H-azepin-2-one; 2H-Azepin-2-one, 1-ethenylhexahydro-; [ChemIDplus] 1-Vinylazepan-2-one; V-Cap; Inhibex; [ToxPlanet: ECHA REACH Registrations]

Category

Other Monomers

Description

Off-white solid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as an intermediate, in coatings, inks, and toners, as a laboratory reagent, and monomer in polymerization reactions; [ExPub: ECHA REACH Registrations]

Comments

A strong eye irritant; May cause skin sensitization; Harmful by ingestion; Prolonged or repeated exposure may cause damage to the liver and upper respiratory tract; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Caprolactam."

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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