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CAS No.: 108-05-4
Synonyms:
Formula: C4H6O2
Exact Mass: 86.03680
Molecular Weight: 86.08920
PSA: 26.30000
LogP: 0.69300
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vinyl acetate 108-05-4 MSDS
Name: Vinyl Acetate Material Safety Data Sheet
Synonym: Ethenyl acetate; Ethenyl ethanoate; Vinyl A monomer; Vinyl acetate momomer; Vinyl ethanoate; 1-Acetoxyethylen
CAS: 108-05-4
Section 1 - Chemical Product   MSDS Name:Vinyl Acetate Material Safety Data Sheet
Synonym:Ethenyl acetate; Ethenyl ethanoate; Vinyl A monomer; Vinyl acetate momomer; Vinyl ethanoate; 1-Acetoxyethylen

Section 2 - COMPOSITION, INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
CAS# Chemical Name content EINECS#
108-05-4 Vinyl acetate ca. 100 203-545-4
Hazard Symbols: F
Risk Phrases: 11 40

Section 3 - HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
  EMERGENCY OVERVIEW
Highly flammable. Limited evidence of a carcinogenic effect.Possible risks of irreversible effects.
Potential Health Effects
Eye:
Contact with eyes may cause severe irritation, and possible eye burns.
Skin:
May cause mild skin irritation. Material evaporates quickly from open skin. However, it may cause burns if trapped under clothing.
Ingestion:
May cause gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
Inhalation:
May cause irritation of the respiratory tract with burning pain in the nose and throat, coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and pulmonary edema. Vapors may cause dizziness or suffocation.
Chronic:
Possible cancer hazard based on tests with laboratory animals.
Prolonged or repeated skin contact may cause sensitization dermatitis and possible destruction and/or ulceration.

Section 4 - FIRST AID MEASURES
  Eyes: Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid immediately.
Skin:
Get medical aid immediately. Flush skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
Wash clothing before reuse.
Ingestion:
If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water.
Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid.
Inhalation:
Get medical aid immediately. Remove from exposure and move to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
Notes to Physician:
Antidote: None reported.

Section 5 - FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
  General Information:
As in any fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. Vapors may form an explosive mixture with air.
Vapors can travel to a source of ignition and flash back. Will burn if involved in a fire. Use water spray to keep fire-exposed containers cool. Containers may explode in the heat of a fire.
Flammable liquid and vapor. Vapors may be heavier than air. They can spread along the ground and collect in low or confined areas. May accumulate static electrical charges, and may cause ignition of its own vapors. Polymerizes readily if not inhibited; heat can initiate reaction.
Extinguishing Media:
For small fires, use dry chemical, carbon dioxide, water spray or alcohol-resistant foam. For large fires, use water spray, fog, or alcohol-resistant foam. Do NOT use water directly on fire. Use water spray to cool fire-exposed containers. Water may be ineffective. Do NOT use straight streams of water. Use water only in flooding quantities as fog.

Section 6 - ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
  General Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated in Section 8.
Spills/Leaks:
Clean up spills immediately, observing precautions in the Protective Equipment section. Remove all sources of ignition. Use a spark-proof tool. Provide ventilation. A vapor suppressing foam may be used to reduce vapors.

Section 7 - HANDLING and STORAGE
  Handling:
Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Use with adequate ventilation. Ground and bond containers when transferring material. Use spark-proof tools and explosion proof equipment. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. Empty containers retain product residue, (liquid and/or vapor), and can be dangerous. Keep away from heat, sparks and flame.
Avoid ingestion and inhalation. Wash clothing before reuse. Discard contaminated shoes. Do not pressurize, cut, weld, braze, solder, drill, grind, or expose empty containers to heat, sparks or open flames.
Storage:
Keep away from heat, sparks, and flame. Keep away from sources of ignition. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances. Flammables-area. Keep away from polymerization catalysts. Storage for long periods is not recommended.

Section 8 - EXPOSURE CONTROLS, PERSONAL PROTECTION
  Engineering Controls:
Use adequate general or local exhaust ventilation to keep airborne concentrations below the permissible exposure limits. Ventilation fans and other electrical service must be non-sparking and have an explosion-proof design.
Exposure Limits CAS# 108-05-4: United Kingdom, OES - TWA: 10 ppm TWA; 36 mg/m3 TWA United Kingdom, OES - STEL: 20 ppm STEL; 72 mg/m3 STEL Belgium - TWA: 10 ppm VLE; 36 mg/m3 VLE Belgium - STEL: 15 ppm VLE; 54 mg/m3 VLE France - VME: 10 ppm VME; 30 mg/m3 VME Germany: 10 ppm TWA; 36 mg/m3 TWA Malaysia: 10 ppm TWA; 35 mg/m3 TWA Netherlands: 5 ppm MAC; 18 mg/m3 MAC Russia: 10 mg/m3 TWA Spain: 10 ppm VLA-ED; 36 mg/m3 VLA-ED Spain: 15 ppm VLA-EC; 54 mg/m3 VLA-EC Personal Protective Equipment Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166.
Skin:
Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure.
Clothing:
Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Respirators:
A respiratory protection program that meets OSHA's 29 CFR 1910.134 and ANSI Z88.2 requirements or European Standard EN 149 must be followed whenever workplace conditions warrant a respirator's use.

Section 9 - PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
 
Physical State: Liquid
Color: clear, colorless
Odor: sweetish odor - sharp odor
pH: Not available.
Vapor Pressure: 85 mm Hg @ 20 deg C
Viscosity: 0.43 cP?s@20 deg C
Boiling Point: 72-73 deg C
Freezing/Melting Point: -93 deg C
Autoignition Temperature: 798.8 deg F ( 426.00 deg C)
Flash Point: 17.6 deg F ( -8.00 deg C)
Explosion Limits, lower: 2.6
Explosion Limits, upper: 14.0
Decomposition Temperature: Not available.
Solubility in water: Insoluble.
Specific Gravity/Density: .9340
Molecular Formula: C4H6O2
Molecular Weight: 86.0408

Section 10 - STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
  Chemical Stability:
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures. Peroxide formation may occur in containers that have been opened and remain in storage.
May form explosive peroxides. May polymerize.
Conditions to Avoid:
Incompatible materials, ignition sources, excess heat, oxidizers.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials:
Strong acids, ammonia, nitric acid, peroxides, sulfuric acid, alliphatic amines, ozone, oleum, hydrochloric acid, hydrofluoric acid, ethyleneimine, ethylene diamine, nonoxidizing mineral acids, alkanolamines.
Hazardous Decomposition Products:
Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.
Hazardous Polymerization: May occur.

Section 11 - TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
  RTECS#:
CAS# 108-05-4: AK0875000 LD50/LC50:
CAS# 108-05-4: Inhalation, mouse: LC50 = 1550 ppm/4H; Inhalation, rabbit: LC50 = 2500 ppm/4H; Inhalation, rat: LC50 = 11400 mg/m3/4H; Oral, mouse: LD50 = 1600 mg/kg; Oral, rat: LD50 = 2900 mg/kg; Skin, rabbit: LD50 = 2335 mg/kg.
Carcinogenicity:
Vinyl acetate - ACGIH: A3 - Confirmed animal carcinogen with unknown relevance to IARC: Group 2B carcinogen Other:
See actual entry in RTECS for complete information.

Section 12 - ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
  Ecotoxicity:
Fish: Fathead Minnow: LC50 = 31.0 mg/L; 96 Hr.; UnspecifiedFish: Bluegill/Sunfish: LC50 = 31.0 mg/L; 96 Hr.; UnspecifiedFish: Goldfish: LC50 = 31.0 mg/L; 96 Hr.; UnspecifiedWater flea EC50 = 52.0 mg/L; 24 Hr.; Unspecified

Section 13 - DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
  Products which are considered hazardous for supply are classified as Special Waste and the disposal of such chemicals is covered by regulations which may vary according to location. Contact a specialist disposal company or the local waste regulator for advice. Empty containers must be decontaminated before returning for recycling.

Section 14 - TRANSPORT INFORMATION
 
IATA
Not regulated as a hazardous material.
IMO
Not regulated as a hazardous material.
RID/ADR
Not regulated as a hazardous material.
USA RQ: CAS# 108-05-4: 5000 lb final RQ; 2270 kg final RQ

Section 15 - REGULATORY INFORMATION
 
European/International Regulations
European Labeling in Accordance with EC Directives
Hazard Symbols: F
Risk Phrases:
R 11 Highly flammable.
R 40 Limited evidence of a carcinogenic effect.
Safety Phrases:
S 9 Keep container in a well-ventilated place.
S 16 Keep away from sources of ignition - No
smoking.
S 33 Take precautionary measures against static
discharges.
WGK (Water Danger/Protection)
CAS# 108-05-4: 2
Canada
CAS# 108-05-4 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
CAS# 108-05-4 is listed on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List.
US FEDERAL
TSCA
CAS# 108-05-4 is listed on the TSCA inventory.


SECTION 16 - ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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