Agent Name

2-Hydroxypropyl acrylate

CAS Number

999-61-1

Formula

C6-H10-O3

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

1,2-Propanediol, 1-acrylate; Propylene glycol monoacrylate; beta-Hydroxypropyl acrylate; 2-Propenoic acid, 2-hydroxypropyl ester (9CI); Acrylic acid, 2-hydroxypropyl ester; [ChemIDplus]

Category

(Meth)acrylates

Description

Clear to light-yellow liquid wiith a sweetish, solvent odor; [NIOSH]

Sources/Uses

Used in the manufacture of thermosetting resins in surface coatings; [ACGIH]

Comments

May cause skin burns; may cause pulmonary edema after heavy inhalation exposure; [ICSC] A potential dermal sensitizer, based on weak animal data; Rats died after 4-hour exposures to 650 ppm and showed signs of eye, nasal, and respiratory irritation. [ACGIH]

Reference Link

Sensitization to patch test acrylates

Exposure Assessment
Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Yes

TLV (ACGIH)

0.5 ppm

Vapor Pressure

0.17 mm Hg

Reference Link

ICSC: 2-Hydroxypropyl acrylate

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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