Methyl acrylate is an organic compound, It is a colourless liquid with a characteristic acrid odor.
It is mainly produced to make acrylate fiber, which is used to weave synthetic carpets. It is also
a re-agent in the synthesis of various pharmaceutical intermediates.
Methyl acrylate is a colorless volatile liquid with an acrid odor.
Methyl acrylate is used in the production of coatings, elastomers, adhesives, thickeners,
surfactants, fibers, plastics, textiles and inks.1 For further details, see Product Uses.
Consumer exposure to methyl acrylate is unlikely. Those working with methyl acrylate in
manufacturing operations could be exposed during maintenance, sampling, testing, manual
transfer, or other procedures.
Acrylic esters, including methyl acrylate, have a very strong, unpleasant odor that may be
bothersome. However, the smell of acrylates does not necessarily indicate a health risk.
Methyl acrylate is an eye and skin irritant. Prolonged contact of liquid or vapor with eye or
skin could result in injury. Methyl acrylate can be absorbed through the skin in potentially
harmful amounts and can cause an allergic skin reaction.
Vapors can be toxic, and vapor exposure could result in irritation to upper respiratory tract
and lungs. Methyl acrylate has a low oral toxicity, but can cause burns to mouth and throat
and irritation to the gastrointestinal tract.
Methyl acrylate released to the air will be degraded by reaction with photochemicallyproduced
hydroxyl radicals. Laboratory tests indicate methyl acrylate is readily biodegradable
in the environment including removal by wastewater treatment facilities.
This material is considered moderately toxic to aquatic organisms.4 For further details,
see Environmental Information.
Methyl acrylate is a flammable liquid and vapor. Its vapors are heavier than air and may
travel a long distance and accumulate in low lying areas. DOW™ methyl acrylate is stable
under recommended storage conditions.
Elevated temperatures can cause hazardous polymerization.
Acrylate esters, the family of chemicals to which methyl acrylate belongs, is primarily used as a
reactive building block to produce coatings and inks, adhesives, sealants, textiles, plastics and
Specifically, methyl acrylate is used in the following applications:
Adhesives – for use in construction and pressure-sensitive adhesives.
Chemical intermediates – for a variety of chemical products.
Coatings – for textiles and adhesives, and for surface and water-based coatings,
and coatings used for paints, leather finishing and paper.
Leather – to produce different finishes.
Plastics – for the manufacture of a variety of plastics.
Textiles – in the manufacture of both woven and non-woven textiles.
Water Treatment – to produce dimethylaminoethylacrylate (DMAEA),
which is used as a monomer to make flocculants for water treatment
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