Agent Name

Hexadecyl methacrylate

CAS Number

2495-27-4

Formula

C20-H38-O2

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, hexadecyl ester; Cetyl methacrylate; Hexadecyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate; Methacrylic acid, hexadecyl ester; [ChemIDplus]

Category

(Meth)acrylates

Description

Clear odorless liquid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as monomer (i.e. for motor oil viscosity index improvers and its homopolymer); [HSDB]

Comments

May polymerize; A skin irritant; May cause skin sensitization; [MSDSonline] See "ACRYLIC RESINS (MONOMERS)."

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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