Agent Name

Glycidyl acrylate

CAS Number

106-90-1

Formula

C6-H8-O3

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

1-Propanol, 2,3-epoxy-, acrylate; 2,3-Epoxypropyl acrylate; 2-Propenoic acid, oxiranylmethyl ester; Acrylic acid glycidyl ester; Acrylic acid, 2,3-epoxypropyl ester; Glycidyl propenate; Glycidylester kyseliny akrylove [Czech]; M 581; [ChemIDplus]

Category

(Meth)acrylates

Description

Light amber liquid; [CAMEO] Colorless liquid; [CHEMINFO] Clear deep red liquid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as monomer (polymers for adhesives and coatings), crosslinking agent (polymers of trialkyltin esters), and epoxy resin diluent; [HSDB]

Comments

A skin and eye irritant; [Hawley] External application to rabbit eyes scored 10 on a scale of 1-10 (10 being most severe) for degree of injury after 24 hours; [HSDB] May polymerize; [CAMEO] Corrosive to skin and eyes, based on animal studies; [CHEMINFO] Can cause burns; May cause skin sensitization; [eChemPortal: ESIS] A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; May cause skin sensitization; Can be absorbed through skin; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis and pulmonary edema; [MSDSonline] See "ACRYLIC RESINS (MONOMERS)."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

2.97 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LCLo (rat) = 125 ppm/4h

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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