Agent Name

Methyl 2-chloroacrylate

CAS Number

80-63-7

Formula

C4-H5-Cl-O2

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

2-Chloroacrylic acid, methyl ester; 2-Propenoic acid, 2-chloro-, methyl ester; Acrylic acid, 2-chloro-, methyl ester; Methyl 2-chloro-2-propenoate; Methyl 2-chloroacrylate; Methyl alpha-chloroacrylate; Methyl-alpha-chloroacrylate; Methylester kyseliny 2-chlorakrylove [Czech]; Propenoic acid, 2-chloro-, methyl ester; [ChemIDplus] UN2924

Category

Other Monomers

Description

Colorless liquid; [HSDB] Chlorine-like odor; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Monomer for specialty polymers; research chemical; [HSDB]

Comments

May cause severe skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritation; Can cause pulmonary edema; [HSDB] Trace amounts can cause large blisters on skin; [CAMEO] Corrosive; Causes burns; Lachrymator; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

29 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 500 mg/m3/2h

Explanatory Notes

ERG Guide for "Flammable liquid, corrosive, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Lacrimator

Yes

Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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