Glycidyl methacrylate

Agent Name
Glycidyl methacrylate
CAS Number
Major Category
Plastics & Rubber
Glycidyl methacrylate formula graphical representation
1-Propanol, 2,3-epoxy-, methacrylate; 2,3-Epoxypropyl methacrylate; 2,3-Epoxypropyl methacrylic acid ester; 2-((Methacryloxy)methyl)oxirane; 2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, oxiranylmethyl ester; Acriester G; Blemmer G; Blemmer GMA; CP 105; Glycidol methacrylate; Glycidyl alpha-methyl acrylate; Glycidyl alpha-methylacrylate; Light Ester G; Methacrylic acid, 2,3-epoxypropyl ester; SR 379; SY-Monomer G; 2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, 2-oxiranylmethyl ester; [ChemIDplus]
Colorless liquid with a fruity odor; [HSDB]
Chemical intermediate for polymers; monomer and diluent in epoxy resin formulations; [HSDB] Used in Japan as an intermediate for resins and other chemicals; Also used in emulsions for impregnating paper and textiles, in paint coatings, and adhesive applications; [OECD SIDS: Glycidyl methacrylate - 1999]
Allergic contact dermatitis reported in workers using anaerobic sealants; [Kanerva, p. 1741] Liquid causes first degree burns on short exposure. [CHRIS] Glycidyl methacrylate is a skin irritant. [Quick CPC] Causes labored breathing and corneal injuries in lethal concentration studies; [AIHA] May polymerize on exposure to heat or light; A severe skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; Can cause burns to skin and eyes; May cause skin sensitization; [ICSC] Reports of ACD in adhesive sealant manufacturing employees and one chemist; [OECD SIDS: Glycidyl methacrylate - 1999] Exposure to monomer is not expected in handling polymerized products; [IARC monograph volume 125]
Biomedical References

Exposure Assessment

Vapor Pressure
3.15 mm Hg
Lethal Concentration
LCLo (rat) = 1,400 mg/m3/6hr
Explanatory Notes
VP, kPa at 25 deg C: 0.42; [ICSC] See 2022 "Notice of Intended Changes" for TLV; [ACGIH TLVs and BEIs]
0.5 ppm

Adverse Effects

Skin Sensitizer
Skin burns
IARC Carcinogen
Probable (2a)

Diseases, Processes, and Activities Linked to This Agent


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