Ethyl methacrylate

Ethyl methacrylate is the organic compound with the formula C2H5O2CC(CH3)=CH2. A colorless liquid, it is a common monomer for the preparation of acrylate polymers.[1] It is typically polymerized under free-radical conditions.[2]

Ethyl methacrylate
Names
Other names
Ethyl 2-methylpropenoate, Acryester E, Acryester BMA
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChEMBL
ChemSpider
ECHA InfoCard 100.002.362
EC Number
  • 202-597-5
RTECS number
  • OZ4550000
UNII
UN number 2277
Properties
C6H10O2
Molar mass 114.144 g·mol−1
Appearance colorless liquid
Density 0.9135 g/cm3
Boiling point 117 °C (243 °F; 390 K)
Hazards
GHS pictograms
GHS Signal word Warning
H225, H315, H317, H319, H335
P210, P233, P240, P241, P242, P243, P261, P264, P271, P272, P280, P302+352, P303+361+353, P304+340, P305+351+338, P312, P321, P332+313, P333+313, P337+313, P362, P363, P370+378, P403+233, P403+235
NFPA 704 (fire diamond)
3
2
2
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Infobox references

Environmental issues and health hazards

The acute toxicity of the related butyl methacrylate is the LD50 is 20 g/kg (oral, rat). Acrylate esters irritant the eyes and can cause blindness.[1]

See also

References

  1. Bauer, Jr., William (2002). "Methacrylic Acid and Derivatives". Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry. Weinheim: Wiley-VCH. doi:10.1002/14356007.a16_441..
  2. Granel, C.; Dubois,, Ph.; Jérôme, R.; Teyssié,, Ph. (1996). "Controlled Radical Polymerization of Methacrylic Monomers in the Presence of a Bis(ortho-chelated) Arylnickel(II) Complex and Different Activated Alkyl Halides". Macromolecules. 29: 8576-8582. doi:10.1021/ma9608380.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
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