Agent Name

n-Butyl methacrylate

CAS Number

97-88-1

Formula

C8-H14-O2

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

2-Methyl-butylacrylaat [Dutch]; 2-Methyl-butylacrylat [German]; 2-Methyl-butylacrylate; 2-Methylacrylic acid, butyl ester; 2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, butyl ester; Butil metacrilato [Italian]; Butyl 2-methacrylate; Butyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate; Butyl methacrylate; Butylester kyseliny methakrylove [Czech]; Butylmethacrylaat [Dutch]; Butylmethacrylate; Methacrylate de butyle [French]; Methacrylic acid, butyl ester; Methacrylsaeurebutylester [German]; N-Butyl methacrylate; [ChemIDplus] UN2227

Category

(Meth)acrylates

Description

Colorless liquid with a faint odor of esters; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as a monomer for resins, and in coatings, adhesives, and oil additives; Also used in emulsions for textiles, for leather and paper finishing, and to make contact lenses; [HSDB]

Comments

A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; May cause skin sensitization; [ICSC] An irritant; May cause skin sensitization; [MSDSonline] Danger of skin sensitization; [MAK] See "ACRYLIC RESINS (MONOMERS)."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

2.12 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 4,910 ppm/4h

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 54 deg C; [Hawley] The Guide from the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "n-Butyl methacrylate, stabilized."

Flammability (NFPA)

2: High ambient temperature required

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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