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First-aid measures

IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. If eye irritation persists, get medical advice/attention.
IF ON SKIN (or hair): Gently wash with plenty of soap and water. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. If skin irritation or rash occurs: Get medical advice/attention.
IF INHALED: Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Call a POISON CENTRE or doctor if you feel unwell.
IF SWALLOWED: Do not induce vomiting. Rinse mouth. Get immediate medical attention.
Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed
May cause irritation to skin, eyes and respiratory system. May cause sensitization by skin contact.
Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed
Unlikely to be required but if necessary treat symptomatically.

Fire-fighting measures

Suitable Extinguishing Media: In case of fire: Extinguish preferably with dry chemical, sand, foam or carbon dioxide. Keep containers cool by spraying with water if exposed to fire.
Unsuitable Extinguishing Media: Do not use water jet.
Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture
Highly flammable liquid and vapour. May polymerise on heating. Sealed containers may rupture explosively if hot.
Advice for fire-fighters
A self contained breathing apparatus and suitable protective clothing should be worn in fire conditions.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
Eliminate sources of ignition. Avoid breathing vapours. Wear protective gloves/eye protection/face protection. See Section: 8.
Environmental precautions
Avoid release to the environment. Spillages or uncontrolled discharges into watercourses must be alerted to the appropriate regulatory body.
Methods and material for containment and cleaning up
Do NOT absorb in saw-dust or other combustible absorbents. Transfer to a lidded container for disposal or recovery. Use only non-sparking tools.

Handling and storage

Store containers in a well-ventilated, cool, dark place away from direct sunlight. Do not eat, drink or smoke at the work place. Wash thoroughly after handling. Avoid breathing vapours. Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Do not use compressed air to charge, bleed or handle the product. Ground/bond container and receiving equipment. Use explosion proof electrical equipment. Use only non-sparking tools. Take precautionary measures against static discharges.
Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed. IMPORTANT: Methacrylates stored in bulk must be kept in contact with air (oxygen). Never let bulk quantities freeze. Monitor stored material for loss of inhibitors. In order to prevent the risk of ignition/explosion/fire in the head space above the liquid; design equipment/instrumentation to be suitable for operation within flammable environments. If using inert/non-flammable gases in the head space (so as to avoid flammable air mixtures); ensure that the Oxygen concentration is about 8 % v/v. Oxygen concentrations of between 5-21 % v/v are generally recommended to ensure the stabilizer remains effective, but are dependent on the specific stabilizer type and storage conditions.

Transport information

Land transport (UN RTDG/ADR/RID)

UN number:
UN 2277
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ETHYL METHACRYLATE, stabilized.
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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

UN number:
UN 2277
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Proper shipping name and description:
ETHYL METHACRYLATE, stabilized.
Chemical name:
ETHYL METHACRYLATE
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Exposure controls / personal protection

Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. Use in closed systems or provide adequate LEV if natural ventilation is insufficient. The maximum duration for safe use is dependent upon concentration, operating conditions and Risk management measures. Consideration should be given to the work procedures involved and the potential extent of exposure as they may determine whether a higher level of protection is required.
Personal protection equipment
Worker: Wear protective equipment to comply with good occupational hygiene practice.
Eye/face protection
Wear eye/face protection.
Safety spectacles/goggles/full face shield.
Skin protection (Hand protection/ Other)
Wear impervious gloves (EN374). Suitability of gloves should be confirmed with glove manufacturer. Change gloves, if contamination occurs or duration activity exceeds breakthrough time. Breakthrough time of the glove material: refer to the information provided by the gloves’ producer.

Other: Additional protection may be considered and include use of apron, face shield and full body protection.
Respiratory protection. Wear suitable respiratory protective equipment if engineering controls are insufficient, or not present, and exposure to high vapour concentrations is likely. A suitable mask with filter type A (EN14387 or EN405) may be appropriate. In the unlikely event of formation of particularly high levels of vapour a self contained breathing apparatus may be appropriate.

Stability and reactivity

Reactivity. Will exothermically polymerise in the presence of initiators.
Chemical stability. Stable in the presence of inhibitor.
Possibility of hazardous reactions. Susceptible to polymerisation initiated by prolonged heating or the presence of catalyst.
Conditions to avoid; Heat and direct sunlight. Avoid storage conditions over the specified storage life and temperatures.
Incompatible materials: Polymerisation catalysts, such as peroxy or azo compounds, strong acids, alkalis and oxidising agents. Oxides and salts of transition metals. Organic Nitrogen containing compounds.

Disposal considerations

Dispose of contents/container to: hazardous waste in accordance with local, state or national legislation. Incinerate under approved controlled conditions, using incinerators suitable for the disposal of noxious flammable organic waste.

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