Agent Name

Allyl methacrylate

CAS Number

96-05-9

Formula

C7-H10-O2

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, 2-propenyl ester; Ageflex AMA; Allylester kyseliny methakrylove [Czech]; Methacrylic acid, allyl ester; [ChemIDplus]

Category

(Meth)acrylates

Description

Clear colorless liquid with a pungent odor; [ACGIH]

Sources/Uses

Used as a monomer, intermediate, and cross-linking agent (contact lenses); Also used in acrylic coatings; [HSDB] Used mainly in closed system processing as a co-monomer (rigid plastics) and cross linker (silanes); Also used in coatings, photoresists, adhesives, dental composites, floor polishes, and vulcanized rubber; [ACGIH]

Comments

TLV Basis: liver damage; Causes liver damage in rats fed 60/mg/kg/day but not at 15 mg/kg/day; Three individuals reported skin irritation after exposure to 3% allyl methacrylate in olive oil; No reports of skin sensitization in humans or after animal testing; [ACGIH] See "ACRYLIC RESINS (MONOMERS)."

Exposure Assessment
Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Yes

TLV (ACGIH)

1 ppm

Vapor Pressure

5.77 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 1,800 mg/m3

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 33.9 deg C; [eChemPortal: ERMA]

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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