Agent Name

n-Butyl acrylate

Alternative Name

Acrylic acid, n-butyl ester

CAS Number

141-32-2

Formula

C7-H12-O2

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

Acrylic acid, n-butyl ester; 2-Propenoic acid, butyl ester; Acrylic acid n-butyl ester; Acrylic acid, butyl ester; Butyl 2-propenoate; Butylester kyseliny akrylove [Czech]; n-Butyl propenoate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

(Meth)acrylates

Description

Clear, colorless liquid with a strong, fruity odor. [Note: Highly reactive; may contain an inhibitor to prevent spontaneous polymerization.]; [NIOSH]

Sources/Uses

Used in polymer manufacturing, textile and leather finishing, and formulating paints and adhesives; [ACGIH]

Comments

Can cause skin sensitization; can cause pulmonary edema after heavy inhalation exposure; [ICSC] If left on clothing, can cause reddening of skin; [CHRIS] Butyl acrylate is a skin irritant. [Quick CPC] A lachrymator; [HSDB] A dermal sensitizer; [ACGIH]

Exposure Assessment
Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Insufficient data

TLV (ACGIH)

2 ppm

MAK

2 ppm

Vapor Pressure

4 mm Hg

Odor Threshold Low

0.00096 ppm

Odor Threshold High

0.1 ppm

Explanatory Notes

Odor threshold from AIHA;

Reference Link

ICSC: Butyl acrylate

Flammability (NFPA)

2: High ambient temperature required

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Lacrimator

Yes

Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

IARC Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

ACGIH Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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