Agent Name

Ethyl cyanoacrylate

Alternative Name

Ethyl 2-cyanoacrylate

CAS Number

7085-85-0

Formula

C6-H7-N-O2

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

Ethyl 2-cyanoacrylate; Krazy Glue; Super Glue; Miracle Glue; Nail Glue; Instant Magic; Eastman 910; 5 Second Nail Glue; Alpha Alpha; [Marks] Acrylic acid, 2-cyano-,ethyl ester [ChemIDplus] Ethyl 2-cyanoacrylate

Category

(Meth)acrylates

Description

Clear, colorless liquid with irritating, acrid odor; [ACGIH]

Sources/Uses

Used in glues in the electronic industry and wound sealants in medical practice; [Marks, p. 179]

Comments

Cyanoacrylates are rare sensitizers of the skin. [Marks, p. 179] Five patients had asthma provoked by cyanoacrylates; [Reference #1] DSEN and RSEN notations recommended; [ACGIH]

Reference Link

Occupational asthma due to methyl methacrylate and cyanoacrylates

Exposure Assessment
Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Insufficient data

TLV (ACGIH)

0.2 ppm

STEL (ACGIH)

1 ppm

Odor Threshold Low

0.31 ppm

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Asthma

Yes

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