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First-aid measures

4.1. Description of first aid measures
General advice First aider needs to protect himself. Take off all contaminated clothing
immediately.Medical treatment is necessary if symptoms occur which are obviously
caused by skin or eye contact with the product or by inhalation of its vapours.
Inhalation Move subject to fresh air and keep him calm. See a physician.
Skin contact Wash off immediately with soap and water. If skin irritation occurs consult a
physician.
Eye contact Flush eyes thoroughly with a large amount of water and consult a physician.
Ingestion Do not induce vomiting. Call a physician immediately.
4.2. Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed
Headache, confusion, Skin Sensitisation, Causes skin and eye irritation.
4.3. Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed
Treat symptomatically.

Fire-fighting measures

5.1. Extinguishing media
Suitable extinguishing media foam, dry chemical, carbon dioxide
Extinguishing media which must not
be used for safety reasons
full water jet
5.2. Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture
May be released in case of fire: carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, organic products of decomposition.
5.3. Advice for firefighters
Wear self-contained breathing apparatus.

Accidental release measures

6.1. Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
Assure sufficient ventilation. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. Keep away sources
of ignition. Use breathing apparatus if exposed to vapours/dust/mist/aerosol. Do not breathe vapours or spray mist. Do not
eat, drink or smoke when using this product. Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water after handling.
6.2. Environmental precautions
Prevent product from getting into drains/surface water/groundwater.
6.3. Methods and material for containment and cleaning up
Larger quantities: Remove mechanically (by pumping). Use explosion-proof equipment! Smaller quantities and/or residues:
Contain with absorbent material (e.g. sand, diatomaceous earth, acid absorbent, universal absorbent or sawdust). Dispose
of in accordance with regulations.
6.4. Reference to other sections
For personal protection see section 8.

Handling and storage

7.1. Precautions for safe handling
Safe handling advice Keep container tightly closed. Ensure there is good room ventilation.
Advice on protection against fire and
explosion
Keep away from sources of ignition --- No smoking. Take precautionary measures
against static discharges. In the event of fire, cool the endangered containers with
water. Vapours are heavier than air and can form an explosive mixture with air.
When heated above the flash point and/or during spraying (atomizing), ignitible
mixtures may form in air. Use only explosion-proof equipment.
7.2. Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities
Requirements for storage areas and
containers
Protect from the action of light. Fill the container by approximately 90 % only as
oxygen (air) is required for stabilisation. With large storage containers make sure
the oxygen (air) supply is sufficient to ensure stability. Keep only in the original
container at a temperature not exceeding 30 °C. Can polymerize with intense heat
release.
7.3. Specific end use(s)
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Transport information

Land transport (ADR/RID)

UN number:
UN 2277 ETHYL METHACRYLATE, 3, II, (D/E)

Harzard no.: 339
Proper shipping name and description:
ETHYL METHACRYLATE, STABILIZED
Language:
English
Class:
3
Packaging group:
II
SpecialProvisionsopen allclose all

Inland waterway transport (ADN(R))

UN number:
UN 2277 ETHYL METHACRYLATE, STABILIZED, 3, II
Proper shipping name and description:
ETHYL METHACRYLATE, STABILIZED
Language:
English
Class:
3
Packaging group:
II
Remarksopen allclose all

Marine transport (IMDG)

UN number:
UN 2277
Proper shipping name and description:
ETHYL METHACRYLATE, STABILIZED
Class:
3
Packaging group:
II
EmS code:
F-E, S-D
Remarksopen allclose all

Air transport ICAO/IATA

UN number:
UN 2277
Proper shipping name and description:
ETHYL METHACRYLATE, STABILIZED
Class:
3
Packaging group:
II
Remarksopen allclose all
SpecialProvisionsopen allclose all

Exposure controls / personal protection

Exposure controls

Components or products of decomposition, with limit values related to the place of work which require monitoring
ethyl methacrylate, cas no. 97-63-2
Indicative occupational exposure limit value (long-term) established by the EU:
OEL 2009: 50 ppm/250 mg/m³
Indicative occupational exposure limit value (short-term)
OEL (15 minutes) 2009: 75 ppm/375 mg/m³
A large number of EU member states have also established national occupational exposure limits for EMA. The majority has also adopted 50 ppm /
250 mg/m³ (AT, Norway, SE) while a smaller number of EU member states have established lower (DK, IS) 25 ppm or (FI) 10 ppm for OELs for EMA

For monitoring procedures refer to for instance "Empfohlene Analysenverfahren für Arbeitsplatzmessungen", Schriftenreihe der Bundesanstalt für
Arbeitsschutz and "NIOSH Manual of Analytical Methods", National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
DNEL
Critical component Routes of exposure Workers Industry/trade
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ethyl methacrylate Inhalation (Long-term) 56.3 mg/m³
ethyl methacrylate dermal (Long-term) 12.8 mg/kg/d
ethyl methacrylate Oral (Long-term) -
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PNEC
Critical component Routes of exposure Workers Industry/trade
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ethyl methacrylate water (Long-term) 1.8 mg/l
ethyl methacrylate Soil (Long-term) -
ethyl methacrylate Air (Long-term) -
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8.1. Control parameters
see section 8.2.
8.2. Exposure controls
For monitoring procedures refer for instance to "Empfohlene Analysenverfahren für Arbeitsplatzmessungen",
Schriftenreihe der Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz and "NIOSH Manual of Analytical Methods", National Institute for
Occupational Safety and Health
Protective measures Do not breathe vapours. Avoid contact with eyes and skin. Do not eat, drink or
smoke during use.
Hygiene measures Store work clothing separately. Take off all contaminated clothing immediately.
Follow the usual good standards of occupational hygiene. Clean skin thoroughly
after work; apply skin cream.
Respiratory protection Breathing apparatus in case of high concentrations
Hand protection butyl rubber gloves (0.3 mm), Break through time ca. 60 min (EN 374)
In practice, due to variable exposure conditions, this information can only be an aid
to orientation for the selection of a suitable chemical protection glove. In particular,
this information does not substitute suitability tests by the end user.
General information Gloves should be replaced regularly, especially after extended contact with the
product. For each work-place a suitable glove type has to be selected.
Eye protection tightly fitting goggles
Skin and body protection On handling of larger quantities: face mask, chemical -resistant boots and apron

Stability and reactivity

10.1. Reactivity
see section 10.2.
10.2. Chemical stability
No decomposition if used as directed.
10.3. Possibility of hazardous reactions
Polymerization with heat evolution may occur in the presence of radical forming substances (e.g. peroxides), reducing
substances, and/or heavy metal ions. The product is normally supplied in a stabilized form. If the permissible storage period
and/or storage temperature is exceeded, the product may polymerize with heat evolution.
10.4. Conditions to avoid
The product is normally supplied in a stabilized form. If the permissible storage period and/or storage temperature is
exceeded, the product may polymerize with heat evolution.
10.5. Incompatible materials
Peroxides, amines, sulfur compounds, heavy metal ions, alkalis, reducing agents and oxidizing agents.
Mineral acids.
Free radical initiators.
10.6. Hazardous decomposition products
None when used as directed.

Disposal considerations

13.1. Waste treatment methods
Product Waste is hazardous. It must be disposed of in accordance with the regulations after
consultation of the competent local authorities and the disposal company in a
suitable and licensed facility.
Uncleaned packaging Contaminated packages must be emptied as good as possible. They may then be
recycled after proper cleaning. Packages that cannot be cleaned must be disposed
of in the same way as the substance. Uncontaminated packaging may be taken for
recycling.