Ethyl acrylate
CAS No.: 140-88-5 Formula: C5H8O2 Molecular Weight: 100.11600
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Ethyl acrylate

CAS No.: 140-88-5 Formula: C5H8O2 Molecular Weight: 100.11600
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Ethyl acrylate is an organic compound with the formula CH2CHCO2CH2CH3. It is the ethyl ester of acrylic acid. It is a colourless liquid with a characteristic acrid odor. It is mainly produced for paints, textiles, and non-woven fibers. It is also a reagent in the synthesis of various pharmaceutical intermediates.


Appearance & Physical State colourless liquid
Density 0.92
Boiling Point 99ºC
Melting Point -71ºC
Freezing Point 99.8℃
Flash Point 16ºC
Refractive Index 1.405-1.407
Water Solubility 1.5 g/100 mL (25 ºC)
Stability Stable, but may polymerize upon exposure to light. Highly flammable. Keep cool. Incompatible with oxidizing agents, peroxides and other polymerization initiators.
Storage Condition Refrigerator
Vapor Density 3.5 (vs air)
Vapor Pressure 31 mm Hg ( 20 °C)

Safety Info

RTECS AT0700000
Hazard Class 3
Safety Statements S16-S33-S36/37-S9
HS Code 2916122000
WGK Germany 2
Packing Group II
Risk Statements R11; R20/21/22; R36/37/38; R43
Hazard Codes F
Hazard Declaration H225; H302 + H312; H315; H317; H319; H331; H335; H412
Caution Statement P210; P261; P273; P302 + P352 + P312; P304 + P340 + P312; P403 + P233
Signal Word Danger
Symbol GHS02, GHS06
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According to Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) - Sixth revised edition

Version: 1.0

Creation Date: Aug 10, 2017

Revision Date: Aug 10, 2017


1.1 GHS Product identifier

Product name Ethyl acrylate

1.2 Other means of identification

Product number -
Other names Acrylic Acid Ethyl Ester

1.3 Recommended use of the chemical and restrictions on use

Identified uses For industry use only. Ethyl acrylate is used in the manufacture of water-based latex paints and adhesives, textile and paper coatings, leather finish resins, and in the production of acrylic fibers.
Uses advised against no data available

1.4 Supplier's details

Company MOLBASE (Shanghai) Biotechnology Co., Ltd.
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Telephone +86(21)64956998
Fax +86(21)54365166

1.5 Emergency phone number

Emergency phone number +86-400-6021-666
Service hours Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm (Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +8 hours).

2.Hazard identification

2.1 Classification of the substance or mixture

Flammable liquids, Category 2

Acute toxicity - Oral, Category 4

Acute toxicity - Dermal, Category 4

Skin irritation, Category 2

Eye irritation, Category 2

Skin sensitization, Category 1

Acute toxicity - Inhalation, Category 4

Specific target organ toxicity – single exposure, Category 3

2.2 GHS label elements, including precautionary statements

Signal word


Hazard statement(s)

H225 Highly flammable liquid and vapour

H302 Harmful if swallowed

H312 Harmful in contact with skin

H315 Causes skin irritation

H319 Causes serious eye irritation

H317 May cause an allergic skin reaction

H332 Harmful if inhaled

H335 May cause respiratory irritation

Precautionary statement(s)

P210 Keep away from heat, hot surfaces, sparks, open flames and other ignition sources. No smoking.

P233 Keep container tightly closed.

P240 Ground and bond container and receiving equipment.

P241 Use explosion-proof [electrical/ventilating/lighting/...] equipment.

P242 Use non-sparking tools.

P243 Take action to prevent static discharges.

P280 Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.

P264 Wash ... thoroughly after handling.

P270 Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product.

P261 Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray.

P272 Contaminated work clothing should not be allowed out of the workplace.

P271 Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area.


P303+P361+P353 IF ON SKIN (or hair): Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water [or shower].

P370+P378 In case of fire: Use ... to extinguish.

P301+P312 IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER/doctor/…if you feel unwell.

P330 Rinse mouth.

P302+P352 IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of water/...

P312 Call a POISON CENTER/doctor/…if you feel unwell.

P321 Specific treatment (see ... on this label).

P362+P364 Take off contaminated clothing and wash it before reuse.

P332+P313 If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention.

P305+P351+P338 IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.

P337+P313 If eye irritation persists: Get medical advice/attention.

P333+P313 If skin irritation or rash occurs: Get medical advice/attention.

P304+P340 IF INHALED: Remove person to fresh air and keep comfortable for breathing.


P403+P235 Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep cool.

P403+P233 Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed.

P405 Store locked up.


P501 Dispose of contents/container to ...

2.3 Other hazards which do not result in classification


3.Composition/information on ingredients

3.1 Substances

Chemical name Common names and synonyms CAS number EC number Concentration
Ethyl acrylate Ethyl acrylate 140-88-5 none 100%

4.First-aid measures

4.1 Description of necessary first-aid measures

General advice

Consult a physician. Show this safety data sheet to the doctor in attendance.

If inhaled

Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.

In case of skin contact

Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention .

In case of eye contact

First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention.

If swallowed

Rinse mouth. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer for medical attention .

4.2 Most important symptoms/effects, acute and delayed

May cause irritation and burns of eyes and skin. Exposure to excessive vapor concentrations can also cause drowsiness accompanied by nausea, headache, or extreme irritation of the respiratory tract. (USCG, 1999)

4.3 Indication of immediate medical attention and special treatment needed, if necessary

Immediate first aid: Ensure that adequate decontamination has been carried out. If patient is not breathing, start artificial respiration, preferably with a demand-valve resuscitator, bag-valve-mask device, or pocket mask, as trained. Perform CPR as necessary. Immediately flush contaminated eyes with gently flowing water. Do not induce vomiting. If vomiting occurs, lean patient forward or place on left side (head-down position, if possible) to maintain an open airway and prevent aspiration. Keep patient quiet and maintain normal body temperature. Obtain medical attention. /Esters and related compounds/

5.Fire-fighting measures

5.1 Extinguishing media

Suitable extinguishing media

Use water spray to keep fire-exposed containers cool. Use fine spray or fog to control fire by preventing its spread and absorbing some of its heat. Solid streams of water may be ineffective or may cause frothing. Use water spray, dry chemical, foam, or carbon dioxide. Fight fire from protected location or maximum possible distance. /Ethyl acrylate, inhibited/

5.2 Specific hazards arising from the chemical

Special Hazards of Combustion Products: Toxic and irritating vapors generated when heated. Behavior in Fire: Vapor is heavier than air and may travel considerable distance to a source of ignition and flash back. May polymerize and cause container to explode. (USCG, 1999)

5.3 Special protective actions for fire-fighters

Wear self-contained breathing apparatus for firefighting if necessary.

6.Accidental release measures

6.1 Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures

Use personal protective equipment. Avoid dust formation. Avoid breathing vapours, mist or gas. Ensure adequate ventilation. Evacuate personnel to safe areas. Avoid breathing dust. For personal protection see section 8.

6.2 Environmental precautions

Evacuate danger area! Consult an expert! Personal protection: self-contained breathing apparatus. Remove all ignition sources. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.

6.3 Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up

SRP: Wastewater from contaminant suppression, cleaning of protective clothing/equipment, or contaminated sites should be contained and evaluated for subject chemical or decomposition product concentrations. Concentrations shall be lower than applicable environmental discharge or disposal criteria. Alternatively, pretreatment and/or discharge to a permitted wastewater treatment facility is acceptable only after review by the governing authority and assurance that "pass through" violations will not occur. Due consideration shall be given to remediation worker exposure (inhalation, dermal and ingestion) as well as fate during treatment, transfer and disposal. If it is not practicable to manage the chemical in this fashion, it must be evaluated in accordance with EPA 40 CFR Part 261, specifically Subpart B, in order to determine the appropriate local, state and federal requirements for disposal.

7.Handling and storage

7.1 Precautions for safe handling

Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid formation of dust and aerosols. Avoid exposure - obtain special instructions before use.Provide appropriate exhaust ventilation at places where dust is formed. For precautions see section 2.2.

7.2 Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities

Fireproof. Cool. Keep in the dark. Store only if stabilized.Store in away from heat, oxidizers, and sunlight. Outside or detached storage is preferred. Separate from any oxidizers, peroxides, or other initiators. /Ethyl acrylate, inhibited/

8.Exposure controls/personal protection

8.1 Control parameters

Occupational Exposure limit values

NIOSH recommends that ethyl acrylate be regulated as a potential occupational carcinogen.

NIOSH usually recommends that occupational exposures to carcinogens be limited to the lowest feasible concn.

Biological limit values

no data available

8.2 Appropriate engineering controls

Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice. Wash hands before breaks and at the end of workday.

8.3 Individual protection measures, such as personal protective equipment (PPE)

Eye/face protection

Safety glasses with side-shields conforming to EN166. Use equipment for eye protection tested and approved under appropriate government standards such as NIOSH (US) or EN 166(EU).

Skin protection

Wear impervious clothing. The type of protective equipment must be selected according to the concentration and amount of the dangerous substance at the specific workplace. Handle with gloves. Gloves must be inspected prior to use. Use proper glove removal technique(without touching glove's outer surface) to avoid skin contact with this product. Dispose of contaminated gloves after use in accordance with applicable laws and good laboratory practices. Wash and dry hands. The selected protective gloves have to satisfy the specifications of EU Directive 89/686/EEC and the standard EN 374 derived from it.

Respiratory protection

Wear dust mask when handling large quantities.

Thermal hazards

no data available

9.Physical and chemical properties

Physical state colourless liquid
Colour Colorless liquid
Odour Acrid penetrating odor
Melting point/ freezing point 245°C(lit.)
Boiling point or initial boiling point and boiling range 99°C(lit.)
Flammability Class IB Flammable Liquid: Fl.P. below 22.78°C and BP at or above 37.78°C.Highly flammable.
Lower and upper explosion limit / flammability limit Lower flammable limit: 1.4% by volume; upper flammable limit: 14% by volume /Ethyl acrylate, inhibited/
Flash point 9°C
Auto-ignition temperature 382.78°C
Decomposition temperature no data available
pH no data available
Kinematic viscosity no data available
Solubility In water:1.5 g/100 mL (25 ºC)
Partition coefficient n-octanol/water (log value) log Kow = 1.32
Vapour pressure 31 mm Hg ( 20 °C)
Density and/or relative density 0.918g/mLat 25°C(lit.)
Relative vapour density 3.5 (vs air)
Particle characteristics no data available

10.Stability and reactivity

10.1 Reactivity

no data available

10.2 Chemical stability

Easily polymerizes on standing; polymerization process speeded up by heat, light, and peroxides. If pure, the monomer can be stored below +10°C without incurring polymerization.

10.3 Possibility of hazardous reactions

Flammable liquid. A very dangerous fire hazard when exposed to heat or flame.The vapour mixes well with air, explosive mixtures are easily formed. Vapours are uninhibited and may polymerize, causing blockage of vents.A flammable liquid, confirmed carcinogen. It can react vigorously with oxidizing reagents, peroxides,strong alkalis and polymerization initiators. [NTP] It reacts violently with chlorosulfonic acid [Sax, 9th ed., 1996, p. 1515]. When an inhibited monomer was placed in a clear glass bottle exposed to sunlight, exothermic polymerization set in and caused the bottle to burst. The use of brown glass or metal containers and increase in inhibitor concentration (to 200 ppm; tenfold) was recommended [MCA Case History No. 1759]. It may polymerize when exposed to light and it is subject to slow hydrolysis. Inhibitors do not function in the absence of air. Solutions in DMSO are stable for 24 hours under normal lab conditions. [NTP].

10.4 Conditions to avoid

no data available

10.5 Incompatible materials

Material will react with strong acids and alkalies. /Ethyl acrylate, inhibited/

10.6 Hazardous decomposition products

When heated to decomp it emits acrid smoke and irritating fumes.

11.Toxicological information

Acute toxicity

  • Oral: LD50 Rat oral 760-1020 mg/kg
  • Inhalation: LC50 Rat inhalation 1000-2000 ppm/4 hr
  • Dermal: LD50 Rabbit percutaneous 1800 mg/kg

Skin corrosion/irritation

no data available

Serious eye damage/irritation

no data available

Respiratory or skin sensitization

no data available

Germ cell mutagenicity

no data available


NTP delisted ethyl acrylate as a suspected human carcinogen because the forestomach tumors in rats and mice appeared to arise from local tissue irritation and ulceration, rather than from a systemic toxicity, and occurred only at oral doses unlikely to be achieved by chronic human exposure. Ethyl acrylate remains an OSHA Select Carcinogen, due to its evaluation (Group 2B) by the IARC.

Reproductive toxicity

no data available

STOT-single exposure

no data available

STOT-repeated exposure

no data available

Aspiration hazard

no data available

12.Ecological information

12.1 Toxicity

  • Toxicity to fish: LC50; Species: Pimephales promelas (Fathead minnow, age 32 days, length 18.7 mm, weight 0.095 g); Conditions: freshwater, flow through, 25.3°C, pH 7.5, hardness 46.9 mg/L CaCO3, alkalinity 39.7 mg/L CaCO3, dissolved oxygen 6.8 mg/L; Concentration: 2500 ug/L for 96 hr (95% confidence interval: 2310-2700 ug/L) /99% purity
  • Toxicity to daphnia and other aquatic invertebrates: no data available
  • Toxicity to algae: Algae: Microcystis aeruginosa: inhibition of cell multiplication starts at 14 mg/L
  • Toxicity to microorganisms: no data available

12.2 Persistence and degradability

AEROBIC: Ethyl acrylate readily biodegrades in screening tests using sewage seed both in fresh and salt water(1). The percent of theoretical BOD is 28 and 11%, respectively, after 5 days; after acclimation, the BOD after 5 days increased to 66% of theoretical(1). Ethyl acrylate, present at 100 mg/L, reached 52% of its theoretical BOD in 2 weeks using an activated sludge inoculum at 30 mg/L and the Japanese MITI test(2). In three separate Zahn-Wellens tests, 60, 100, and >60% total organic carbon was removed in 3 hours, 7 days, and 11 days, respectively(3). Five day BOD for ethyl acrylate were 28, 66 and 11% in nonacclimated fresh dilution water, acclimated fresh dilution water and nonacclimated salt dilution water(3). The BOD5/COD ratio for ethyl acrylate was determined to be 0.77, which is indicative of significant potential for biodegradability(4).

12.3 Bioaccumulative potential

An estimated BCF of 3 was calculated in fish for ethyl acrylate(SRC), using a log Kow of 1.32(1) and a regression-derived equation(2). According to a classification scheme(3), this BCF suggests the potential for bioconcentration in aquatic organisms is low(SRC).

12.4 Mobility in soil

Koc values for ethyl acrylate have been reported as 4 in Washington clay/loam (29% sand, 42% silt, 29% clay, 3.39% organic carbon, pH 6.0), 23 in Canfield loam (45% sand, 42% silt, 13% clay, 4.58% organic carbon, pH 6.1), 40 in Ellsworth loam (35% sand, 40% silt, 25% clay, 1.42% organic carbon, pH 7.2), 85 in Tyner loamy sand (79% sand, 14% silt, 7% clay, 0.46% organic carbon, pH 5.2), and 81 in sandy loam sediment (53% sand, 28% silt, 19% clay, 1.23% organic carbon, pH 7.5)(1). According to a classification scheme(2), these Koc values suggest that ethyl acrylate is expected to have very high to high mobility in soil. Ethyl acrylate is highly soluble in water and, therefore, is not expected to partition to sediments(1).

12.5 Other adverse effects

no data available

13.Disposal considerations

13.1 Disposal methods


The material can be disposed of by removal to a licensed chemical destruction plant or by controlled incineration with flue gas scrubbing. Do not contaminate water, foodstuffs, feed or seed by storage or disposal. Do not discharge to sewer systems.

Contaminated packaging

Containers can be triply rinsed (or equivalent) and offered for recycling or reconditioning. Alternatively, the packaging can be punctured to make it unusable for other purposes and then be disposed of in a sanitary landfill. Controlled incineration with flue gas scrubbing is possible for combustible packaging materials.

14.Transport information

14.1 UN Number

ADR/RID: UN1917 IMDG: UN1917 IATA: UN1917

14.2 UN Proper Shipping Name


14.3 Transport hazard class(es)


14.4 Packing group, if applicable


14.5 Environmental hazards

ADR/RID: no IMDG: no IATA: no

14.6 Special precautions for user

no data available

14.7 Transport in bulk according to Annex II of MARPOL 73/78 and the IBC Code

no data available

15.Regulatory information

15.1 Safety, health and environmental regulations specific for the product in question

Chemical name Common names and synonyms CAS number EC number
Ethyl acrylate Ethyl acrylate 140-88-5 none
European Inventory of Existing Commercial Chemical Substances (EINECS) Listed.
EC Inventory Listed.
United States Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory Listed.
China Catalog of Hazardous chemicals 2015 Listed.
New Zealand Inventory of Chemicals (NZIoC) Listed.
Philippines Inventory of Chemicals and Chemical Substances (PICCS) Listed.
Vietnam National Chemical Inventory Listed.
Chinese Chemical Inventory of Existing Chemical Substances (China IECSC) Listed.

16.Other information

Information on revision

Creation Date Aug 10, 2017
Revision Date Aug 10, 2017

Abbreviations and acronyms

  • CAS: Chemical Abstracts Service
  • ADR: European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road
  • RID: Regulation concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail
  • IMDG: International Maritime Dangerous Goods
  • IATA: International Air Transportation Association
  • TWA: Time Weighted Average
  • STEL: Short term exposure limit
  • LC50: Lethal Concentration 50%
  • LD50: Lethal Dose 50%
  • EC50: Effective Concentration 50%


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Disclaimer: The above information is believed to be correct but does not purport to be all inclusive and shall be used only as a guide. The information in this document is based on the present state of our knowledge and is applicable to the product with regard to appropriate safety precautions. It does not represent any guarantee of the properties of the product. We as supplier shall not be held liable for any damage resulting from handling or from contact with the above product.
MSDS Expand
1H NMR : parameter in CDCl3Expand

NMR Spectrum 1H NMR : parameter in CDCl3


C5 H8 O2 0.04 ml : 0.5 ml CDCl3
ethyl acrylate

Parameter ppm Hz
D(A) 6.369
D(B) 6.130
D(C) 5.811
J(A,B) 16.88
J(A,C) 2.75
J(B,C) 9.69

D(D) 4.214
D(E) 1.302
J(D,E) 7.13

IR : liquid filmExpand
Mass Expand
Raman : 4880 A,200 M,liquidExpand

GC Analysis

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Column type Active phase Temperature (°C) Retention Index (I) Temperature Control Method
Capillary OV-101 100. 676. isothermal
Capillary OV-101 120. 678. isothermal
Capillary OV-101 80. 681. isothermal
Packed SE-30 150. 680. isothermal
Packed SE-30 100. 676. isothermal
Exposure Route Type of Test Species Observed Dose/Duration Toxic Effects
Administration into the eye Standard Draize test Rodent - rat 1204 ppm/14H (Intermittent) -
Administration into the eye Standard Draize test Primate - monkey 1204 ppm/15H (Intermittent) -
Inhalation TCLo - Lowest published toxic concentration Human 50 ppm 1.Sense Organs and Special Senses (Olfaction)-effect, not otherwise specified
2.Sense Organs and Special Senses (Eye)-effect, not otherwise specified
3.Lungs, Thorax, or Respiration-other changes
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