Substance Information

Acrylic acid

EC / List no.: 201-177-9

CAS no.: 79-10-7

Mol. formula: C3H4O2

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GHS02: Flammable GHS05: Corrosive GHS07: Health hazard GHS09: Hazardous to the Environment

Danger! According to the harmonised classification and labelling (CLP00) approved by the European Union, this substance causes severe skin burns and eye damage, is very toxic to aquatic life, is a flammable liquid and vapour, is harmful if swallowed, is harmful in contact with skin and is harmful if inhaled.

Additionally, the classification provided by companies to ECHA in REACH registrations identifies that this substance is toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects and may cause respiratory irritation.

This substance is manufactured and/or imported in the European Economic Area in 1 000 000 - 10 000 000 tonnes per year.

This substance is used by consumers, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

This substance is used by consumers, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

Consumer Uses

This substance is used in the following products: inks and toners, adhesives and sealants and coating products.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use and indoor use in close systems with minimal release (e.g. cooling liquids in refrigerators, oil-based electric heaters).

Article service life

ECHA has no public registered data on the routes by which this substance is most likely to be released to the environment. ECHA has no public registered data indicating whether or into which articles the substance might have been processed.

Widespread uses by professional workers

This substance is used in the following products: inks and toners, adhesives and sealants, coating products, non-metal-surface treatment products, laboratory chemicals, paper chemicals and dyes, polymers and washing & cleaning products.
This substance is used in the following areas: printing and recorded media reproduction and scientific research and development.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: plastic products.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use (e.g. machine wash liquids/detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners) and outdoor use.

Formulation or re-packing

This substance is used in the following products: polymers, inks and toners, laboratory chemicals, coating products and adhesives and sealants.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures.

Uses at industrial sites

This substance is used in the following products: polymers.
This substance has an industrial use resulting in manufacture of another substance (use of intermediates).
This substance is used for the manufacture of: chemicals and plastic products.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates), for thermoplastic manufacture and as processing aid.

Manufacture

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: manufacturing of the substance.

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