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Acrylic acid
Synonyms & Trade Names Acroleic acid, Aqueous acrylic acid (technical grade is 94%), Ethylenecarboxylic acid,
Glacial acrylic acid (98% in aqueous solution), 2-Propenoic acid
CAS No. 79-10-7
RTECS No.
AS4375000 (/niosh-
rtecs/AS42C1D8.html)
DOT ID & Guide 2218 132P (http://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/saf-sec-
sur/3/erg-gmu/erg/guidepage.aspx?guide=132&poly=1)
(http://www.cdc.gov/Other/disclaimer.html) (inhibited)
Formul a CH
2
=CHCOOH Conversion 1 ppm =
2.95 mg/m
IDLH N.D.
See: IDLH INDEX (/niosh/idlh/intridl4.html)
Exposure Limits
NIOSH REL : TWA 2 ppm (6 mg/m ) [skin]
OSHA PEL † (nengapdxg.html) : none
Measurement Met hods
OSHA 28
(http://www.osha.gov/dts/sltc/methods/organic/org028/org028.html)
(http://www.cdc.gov/Other/disclaimer.html) , PV2005
(http://www.osha.gov/dts/sltc/methods/partial/pv2005/2005.html)
(http://www.cdc.gov/Other/disclaimer.html)
See: NMAM (/niosh/docs/2003-154/) or OSHA Methods
(http://www.osha.gov/dts/sltc/methods/index.html)
(http://www.cdc.gov/Other/disclaimer.html)
Physical Descript ion Colorless liquid or solid (below 55°F) with a distinctive, acrid odor. [Note: Shipped with an
inhibitor (e.g., hydroquinone) since it readily polymerizes.]
MW: 72.1 BP: 286°F
FRZ:
55°F
Sol :
Miscible
VP: 3 mmHg IP: ?
Sp.Gr:
1.05
Fl .P:
121°F
UEL:
8.02%
LEL:
2.4%
Class II Combustible Liquid: Fl.P. at or above 100°F and below 140°F.
Incompat ibil it ies & React ivit ies Oxidizers, amines, alkalis, ammonium hydroxide, chloro-sulfonic acid, oleum,
ethylene diamine, ethyleneimine, 2-aminoethanol [Note: Corrosive to many metals.]
Exposure Rout es inhalation, skin absorption, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Sympt oms irritation eyes, skin, respiratory system; eye, skin burns; skin sensitization; in animals: lung, liver,
kidney injury
Target Organs Eyes, skin, respiratory system
Personal Prot ect ion/Sanit at ion (See protection
codes (protect.html) )
Skin: Prevent skin contact
Eyes: Prevent eye contact
First Aid (See procedures (firstaid.html) )
Eye: Irrigate immediately
Skin: Water flush immediately
Breathing: Respiratory support
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Wash skin: When contaminated
Remove: When wet or contaminated
Change: No recommendation
Provide: Eyewash, Quick drench
Swallow: Medical attention immediately
Respirat or Recommendat ions
Not available.
Important additional information about respirator selection (pgintrod.html#mustread)
See also: INTRODUCTION (/niosh/npg/pgintrod.html) See ICSC CARD: 0688 (/niosh/ipcsneng/neng0688.html)