Safety Data Sheets of Butyl Acrylate
Section 1: Chemical Product and Company Identification
Product Name: Butyl Acrylate
TSCA: TSCA 8(b) inventory: Butyl Acrylate
CI#: Not available.
Synonym: Acrylic acid n-butyl ester; Acrylic acid, butyl ester;
Butyl-2-propenoate; n-Butyl acrylate
Chemical Name: 2-Propenoic acid, butyl ester
Chemical Formula: C7-H12-O2
Section 2: Composition and Information on Ingredients
Name CAS # % by Weight
Butyl Acrylate 141-32-2 100
Toxicological Data on Ingredients: Butyl Acrylate: ORAL (LD50):
Acute: 900 mg/kg [Rat]. 5880 mg/kg [Mouse]. DERMAL (LD50): Acute:
1780 mg/kg [Rabbit]. VAPOR (LC50): Acute: 2730 ppm 4 hours [Rat].
7800mg/m 2 hours [Mouse].
Section 3: Hazards Identification
Potential Acute Health Effects:
Hazardous in case of skin contact (permeator), of eye contact
(irritant), of ingestion, of inhalation (lung irritant). Slightly
hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant).
Potential Chronic Health Effects:
CARCINOGENIC EFFECTS: 3 (Not classifiable for human.) by IARC.
MUTAGENIC EFFECTS: Not available.
TERATOGENIC EFFECTS: Not available.
DEVELOPMENTAL TOXICITY: Not available.
The substance may be toxic to kidneys, lungs, liver, upper respiratory
tract, skin, eyes.
Repeated or prolonged exposure to the substance can produce target
Section 4: First Aid Measures
Check for and remove any contact lenses. In case of contact, immediately
flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Cold
water may be used. WARM water MUST be used. Get medical attention.
In case of contact, immediately flush skin with plenty of water
for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and
shoes. Cover the irritated skin with an emollient. Wash clothing
before reuse. Thoroughly clean shoes before reuse. Get medical
Serious Skin Contact:
Wash with a disinfectant soap and cover the contaminated skin
with an anti-bacterial cream. Seek immediate medical attention.
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial
respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical
Evacuate the victim to a safe area as soon as possible. Loosen
tight clothing such as a collar, tie, belt or waistband. If breathing
is difficult, administer oxygen. If the victim is not breathing,
perform mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. WARNING: It may be hazardous
to the person providing aid to give mouth-to-mouth resuscitation
when the inhaled material is toxic, infectious or corrosive. Seek
Do NOT induce vomiting unless directed to do so by medical personnel.
Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. If large
quantities of this material are swallowed, call a physician immediately.
Loosen tight clothing such as a collar, tie, belt or waistband.
Serious Ingestion: Not available.
Section 5: Fire and Explosion Data
Flammability of the Product: Flammable.
Auto-Ignition Temperature: 279 C (534 F) - 292degree C
Flash Points: CLOSED CUP: 29degree C (84.2degree F)
- 39 C(102.2 F). OPEN CUP: 47.778degree C (118degree F).
Flammable Limits: LOWER: 1.3% -1.7% UPPER: 9.4% - 9.9%
Products of Combustion: These products are carbon oxides (CO,
Fire Hazards in Presence of Various Substances:
Highly flammable in presence of open flames and sparks, of heat.
Non-flammable in presence of shocks.
Explosion Hazards in Presence of Various Substances:
Risks of explosion of the product in presence of mechanical impact:
Slightly explosive in presence of open flames and sparks.
Fire Fighting Media and Instructions:
Flammable liquid, soluble or dispersed in water.
SMALL FIRE: Use DRY chemical powder.
LARGE FIRE: Use alcohol foam, water spray or fog. Cool containing
vessels with water jet in order to prevent pressure build-up,
autoignition or explosion.
Special Remarks on Fire Hazards: Vapor may travel considerable
distance to source of ignition and flash back.
Special Remarks on Explosion Hazards: Vapors may form explosive
mixtures with air.
Section 6: Accidental Release Measures
Small Spill: Absorb with an inert material and put the spilled
material in an appropriate waste disposal.
Keep away from heat. Keep away from sources of ignition. Stop
leak if without risk. Absorb with DRY earth, sand or other non-combustible
material. Do not touch spilled material. Prevent entry into sewers,
basements or confined areas; dike if needed.
Section 7: Handling and Storage
Keep away from heat. Keep away from sources of ignition. Keep
away from direct sunlight or strong incandescent light. Ground
all equipment containing material. Do not ingest. Do not breathe
gas/fumes/ vapor/spray. Avoid shock and friction. Wear suitable
protective clothing. In case of insufficient ventilation, wear
suitable respiratory equipment. If ingested, seek medical advice
immediately and show the container or the label. Avoid contact
with skin and eyes. Keep away from incompatibles such as oxidizing
agents, acids, alkalis.
Store in a segregated and approved area. Keep container in a cool,
well-ventilated area. Keep container tightly closed and sealed
until ready for use. Avoid all possible sources of ignition (spark
or flame). Sensitive to light. Store in light-resistant containers.
Section 8: Exposure Controls/Personal Protection
Provide exhaust ventilation or other engineering controls to keep
the airborne concentrations of vapors below their respective threshold
limit value. Ensure that eyewash stations and safety showers are
proximal to the work-station location.
Splash goggles. Lab coat. Vapor respirator. Be sure to use an
approved/certified respirator or equivalent. Gloves.
Personal Protection in Case of a Large Spill:
Splash goggles. Full suit. Vapor respirator. Boots. Gloves. A
self contained breathing apparatus should be used to avoid inhalation
of the product. Suggested protective clothing might not be sufficient;
consult a specialist BEFORE handling this product.
Exposure Limits: Not available.
Section 9: Physical and Chemical Properties
Physical state and appearance: Liquid.
Odor: Fruity. Sharp, fragrant (Strong.)
Taste: Not available.
Molecular Weight: 128.17 g/mole
Color: Clear Colorless.
PH (1% soln/water): Not available.
Boiling Point: 145degree C (293degree F)
Melting Point: -64.6 (-84.3degree F)
Critical Temperature: 321degree C (609.8degree F)
Specific Gravity: 0.8898 (Water = 1)
Vapor Pressure: 0.5 kPa (@ 20degree C)
Vapor Density: Not available.
Volatility: Not available.
Odor Threshold: Not available.
Water/Oil Dist. Coeff.: The product is more soluble in oil; log(oil/water)
Ionicity (in Water): Not available.
Dispersion Properties: See solubility in water, diethyl ether,
Soluble in diethyl ether, acetone. Very slightly soluble in cold
water. Practically insoluble in water. Solubility in Water: 0.14
g/100 ml water @ 20 deg. C.; 0.12 g/100 ml water @ 40 deg. C;
2,000 mg/l water @ 23 degree C
Section 10: Stability and Reactivity Data
The product is stable since it is stabilized or inhibited with
Hydroquinone monomethyl ether (MEHQ). However, it may undergo
explosive polymerization if unhibited. It may polymerize on exposure
to light. Polymerization may occur upon heating. It is stable
only if stored and handled under recommended conditions. The stability
of the product depends upon the availability of both dissolved
oxygen and MEHQ. inhibitor. The presence of oxygen is necessary
for the MEHQ to function effectively. The product should never
be stored under an inert gas atmosphere, but it should always
be stored under an atmosphere containing 5-21% oxygen by volume.
Also, temperatures must be kept low to minimize formation of peroxides
and other products. This material is a monomer and may polymerize
under certain conditions if the stabilizer/inhibitor is lost.
Again, hazardous polymerization may be caused elevated temperature,
oxidizers, peroxides, or sunlight.
Instability Temperature: Not available.
Conditions of Instability: Heat, ignition sources, incompatible
Incompatibility with various substances:
Reactive with oxidizing agents, acids, alkalis.
The product may undergo hazardous decomposition, condensation
Corrosivity: Not available.
Special Remarks on Reactivity: Incompatible with amines, halogens,
peroxides. Sensitive to light.
Special Remarks on Corrosivity: Not available.
Polymerization: Yes, it may occur under certain conditions. Read
special remarks under the section titled "Stability."
Section 11: Toxicological Information
Routes of Entry: Absorbed through skin. Dermal contact. Eye contact.
Toxicity to Animals:
Acute oral toxicity (LD50): 900 mg/kg [Rat].
Acute dermal toxicity (LD50): 1780 mg/kg [Rabbit].
Acute toxicity of the vapor (LC50): 7800 mg/m
2 hours [Mouse].
Chronic Effects on Humans:
CARCINOGENIC EFFECTS: 3 (Not classifiable for human.) by IARC.
May cause damage to the following organs: kidneys, lungs, liver,
upper respiratory tract, skin, eyes.
Other Toxic Effects on Humans:
Hazardous in case of skin contact (sensitizer, permeator), of
ingestion, of inhalation (lung irritant). Slightly hazardous in
case of skin contact (irritant).
Special Remarks on Toxicity to Animals:
Lethal Dose/Conc 50% Kill:
LD50 [Rabbit] - Route: Skin; Dose: 2 ml/kg
Special Remarks on Chronic Effects on Humans: May cause adverse
reproductive effects based on animal test data
Special Remarks on other Toxic Effects on Humans:
Acute Potential Health Effects:
Causes skin irritation. It can be absorbed through the skin. It
may be harmful if absorbed through the skin.
Eyes: Causes eye irritation.
Inhalation: It causes respiratory tract (nose, throat) irritation
causing coughing and wheezing. Inhalation may affect respiration
(dyspnea, pulmonary edema, suffocation). Very high exposures may
damage the lungs. It may also cause central nervous system effects
such as headache, nausea, drowsiness, dizziness, CNS depression.
Ingestion: It causes gastrointestinal tract irritation with nausea,
vomiting, and diarrhea. It may be harmful of swallowed. It may
affect respiration (respiratory stimulation), and behavior/central
nervous system (convulsions, and other symptoms similar to inhalation)
Chronic Potential Health Effects:
Prolonged or repeated inhalation or ingestion may affect the liver,
kidneys. It may also affect behavior/central nervous system(drowsiness,
changes in memory, concentration, or sleeping patterns, and mood(especially
irritability and social withdrawl), as well as fatigue and headaches),
peripherial and autonomic nervous systems.
Prolonged inhalation may affect metabolism (weight loss). Very
high exposures may result in pulmonary congestion or damage the
Prolonged or repeated skin contact may cause sensistization an
Section 12: Ecological Information
Ecotoxicity: Not available.
BOD5 and COD: Not available.
Products of Biodegradation:
Possibly hazardous short term degradation products are not likely.
However, long term degradation products may arise.
Toxicity of the Products of Biodegradation: The products of degradation
are less toxic than the product itself.
Special Remarks on the Products of Biodegradation: Not available.
Section 13: Disposal Considerations
Waste must be disposed of in accordance with federal, state and
local environmental control regulations.
Section 14: Transport Information
DOT Classification: CLASS 3: Flammable liquid.
Identification: : Butyl Acrylate, stabilized UNNA: 2348 PG: III
Special Provisions for Transport: Not available.
Section 15: Other Regulatory Information
Federal and State Regulations:
Illinois toxic substances disclosure to employee act: Butyl Acrylate
Rhode Island RTK hazardous substances: Butyl Acrylate
Pennsylvania RTK: Butyl Acrylate
Minnesota: Butyl Acrylate
Massachusetts RTK: Butyl Acrylate
Massachusetts spill list: Butyl Acrylate
New Jersey: Butyl Acrylate
New Jersey spill list: Butyl Acrylate
California Director's List of Hazardous Substances: Butyl Acrylate
TSCA 8(b) inventory: Butyl Acrylate
SARA 313 toxic chemical notification and release reporting: Butyl
OSHA: Hazardous by definition of Hazard Communication Standard
(29 CFR 1910.1200).
EINECS: This product is on the European Inventory of Existing
Commercial Chemical Substances.
CLASS B-3: Combustible liquid with a flash point between 37.8degree
C (100degree F) and 93.3degree C (200degree F).
CLASS D-1A: Material causing immediate and serious toxic effects
CLASS D-2B: Material causing other toxic effects (TOXIC).
CLASS F: Dangerously reactive material.
Health Hazard: 2
Fire Hazard: 3
Personal Protection: h
National Fire Protection Association (U.S.A.):
Vapor respirator. Be sure to use an approved/certified respirator
or equivalent. Wear appropriate respirator when ventilation is
Section 16: Other Information
References: Not available.
Other Special Considerations: Not available.
Created: 10/09/2005 04:27 PM
Last Updated: 10/09/2006 04:27 PM