Agent Name

n-Hexyl methacrylate

CAS Number

142-09-6

Formula

C10-H18-O2

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, hexyl ester; ENT 25419; Hexyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate; Hexyl methacrylate; Methacrylic acid, hexyl ester; [ChemIDplus]

Category

(Meth)acrylates

Description

Clear colorless liquid; [CAMEO] Colorless liquid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as monomer (plastics, molding powder, solvent coatings, adhesives, acrylic resins, and oil additives) and in emulsions for textile, leather, and paper finishing; [HSDB]

Comments

May be sensitive to heat, light, and air; May polymerize or form peroxides; Toxic; [CAMEO] May polymerize; A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis; [MSDSonline] See "ACRYLIC RESINS (MONOMERS)."

Exposure Assessment
Flammability (NFPA)

2: High ambient temperature required

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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