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; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a monomer, intermediate, and cross-linking agent (contact lenses); Also used in acrylic coatings; [HSDB]

Comments

Irritating to skin and eyes; [SAX] Unstable and may polymerize; May cause skin irritation and sensitization; A lachrymator; [MSDSonline] See "ACRYLIC RESINS (MONOMERS)."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

5.77 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 1,800 mg/m3

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 33.9 deg C; [eChemPortal: ERMA] See "2017 Notice of Intended Changes." [TLVs and BEIs]

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Lacrimator

Yes

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