Agent Name

2-Cyanoethyl acrylate

CAS Number

106-71-8

Formula

C6-H7-N-O2

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

2-Cyanoethyl propenoate; 2-Propenoic acid, 2-cyanoethyl ester; Acrylic acid, 2-cyanoethyl ester; Acrylic acid, ester with hydracrylonitrile; Cyanoethyl acrylate; Hydracrylonitrile, acrylate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

(Meth)acrylates

Description

Colorless liquid; [CHEMINFO]

Sources/Uses

Used to form polymers and copolymers in adhesives and textile finishes and sizes; [HSDB]

Comments

Irritating to skin and eyes; [SAX] External application to rabbit eyes scored 8 on a scale of 1-10 (10 being most severe) for degree of injury after 24 hours; [HSDB] A severe skin and eye irritant, based on animal studies; [CHEMINFO] May polymerize on light exposure; May decompose on exposure to moisture; A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis and pulmonary edema; A possible sensitizer; [MSDSonline] See "ACRYLIC RESINS (MONOMERS)."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.22 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 124 deg C; [HSDB]

Flammability (NFPA)

1: Must be preheated

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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