Acrylic Acid

Product details

Trade name: Acrylic Acid (AA)
Application of the substance / the preparation Production of acrylate


MSDS according 91/155 EEC (2001/58 EC)

  • MSDS EN                                    SDB DE

More information

Information pertaining to particular dangers for man and environment:
Acid burns have to be treated immediately, as otherwise badly curing wounds are caused.
R 10 Flammable.
R 20/21/22 Harmful by inhalation, in contact with skin and if swallowed.
R 35 Causes severe burns.
R 50 Very toxic to aquatic organisms.

Classification system for Acrylic Acid:

The classification was made according to the latest editions of the EU-lists, and expanded using company data and specialized literature.

Additional information:

Formation of explosive vapour-air mixtures. Strong exothermic polymerisation. In case of uncontrolled polymerisation bursting of receptacles.
Chemical characterization of Acrylic Acid:
CAS No. Description:
179-10-7 acrylic acid

Identification number(s):

EINECS Number: 201-177-9
EU Number: 607-061-00-8
Generell Information about Acrylic Acid
Form: Fluid
Colour: Coloerless
Odour: Pungent, nauseous

Change in condition:
Melting point / Melting range:
Boiling point / Boiling range:
Flashpoint: 54°C
Ignition temperature: 374°C
Danger of explosion: Product is not explosive.
However, formation of explosive air/ vapour mixtures are possible.

Explosion limit:
5,3 Vol %
Upper: 26,0 Vol %
Vapour pressure at 20°C: 4,3 hPa
Density at 20°C: 1,0511 g/cm3

Solubility in / Miscibility with Water:

Fully miscible
Land transport ADR/RID (cross-border)
ADR/RID class: 8 (CF1) Corrosive substances.
Danger code (Kemler): 839
UN-Number: 2218
Packaging group: II
Label: 8+3
Description of goods: 2218 ACRYLIC ACID, STABILIZED
Limited quantities (LQ) LQ7
Transport category 3
Tunnel restriction code E
Remarks: Limited Quantity: 1 l inner packing, 30 l packing unit
Maritime transport IMDG:
IMDG Class: 8
UN Number: 2218
Label: 8+3
Packaging group:: II
EMS-Number: F-E,S-C
Marine pollutant: No
Proper shipping name: ACRYLIC ACID, STABILIZED
Lufttransport ICAO-TI und IATA-DGR:
ICAO/IATA Class: 8
UN Number: 2218
Label: 8+3
Packaging group:: II
Proper shipping name: ACRYLIC ACID, STABILIZED
Remarks: Packing Instructions:
For Limited Quantities: Y808 (Max Net Qty/Pkg: 0,5 l)
Passenger and Cargo Aircraft:808 (Max Net Qty/Pkg: 1 l)
Cargo Aircraft only: 812(Max Net Qty/Pkg: 30 l)
Markings according to EC guidelines:
The product has been classified and marked in accordance with EU Directives / Ordinance on Hazardous Materials

Code letter and hazard designation of product:

C Corrosive
N Dangerous for the environment

Risk phrases:

10 Flammable.
20/21/22 Harmful by inhalation, in contact with skin and if swallowed.
35 Causes severe burns.
50 Very toxic to aquatic organisms.

Safety phrases:

26 In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.
36/37/39 Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves and eye/face protection.
45 In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice immediately (show the label where possible).
61 Avoid release to the environment. Refer to special instructions/safety data sheets.

Special labelling of certain preparations:

Certain substances which are susceptible to spontaneous polymerisation or decomposition are generally placed on the market in a
stabilised form. It is in this form that they are listed in Annex I to this Directive.
However, such substances are sometimes placed on the market in a non-stabilised form. In this case, the manufacturer
or any person who places such a substance on the market must state on the label the name of the substance followed by the words "non-stabilised".

National regulations

Information about limitation of use:

Restrictions on juvenile employment must be observed.
Employment restrictions concerning pregnant and lactating women must be observed.

Water hazard class:
Water hazard class 1 (Assessment by list): slightly hazardous for water.

Hazard description

GHS hazard labels

Hazardous material sign