Agent Name

2-Ethylhexyl methacrylate

CAS Number

688-84-6

Formula

C12-H22-O2

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

2-Ethyl-1-hexyl methacrylate; 2-Ethylhexyl methacryate; 2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, 2-ethylhexyl ester; Methacrylic acid, 2-ethylhexyl ester; [ChemIDplus]

Category

(Meth)acrylates

Description

Liquid; [ICSC] Colorless liquid with an odor of ether; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as monomer for polymers used in latex paints, lacquers, polishes, coating resins for food contact, and viscosity index improvers; [HSDB]

Comments

May polymerize if heated; A skin and eye irritant; [ICSC] May polymerize; An irritant and lachrymator; [MSDSonline] See "ACRYLIC RESINS (MONOMERS)."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.07 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Lacrimator

Yes

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