- Synonyms: butyl cyanoacrylate; n-butyl cyanoacrylate; 2-cyano-2-propenoic acid butyl ester; enbucrilate
- OSHA IMIS Code Number: B444
- Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Registry Number: 6606-65-1
- Chemical Description and Physical Properties:
- Clear colorless liquid with a sharp, irritating pungent odor. Insoluble in water.
- molecular formula: C8H11NO2
- molecular weight: 153.18
- boiling point: 68°C
- density: 0.989 @ 20°C
- vapor pressure: <0.5 mm @ 20°C
- flash point: >80°C (closed cap)
- Incompatibilities: Strong Oxidizing Agents; Strong Acids; Strong Bases; Glass; Highly reactive in water - bonds in seconds.
- Potential Symptoms: Eye, nose, and throat irritation; coughing; wheezing; laryngitis; shortness of breath
- Health Effects: Irritation-Eyes, Nose, Throat, Skin---Mild (HE16); CNS effects (HE7)
- Affected Organs: Eyes, skin, respiratory system, CNS
- OSHA does not have a PEL for n-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate.
- n-Butyl-2-cyanoacrylate is used as a medical glue and is a component of an FDA-approved system for the embolization of cerebral arteriovenous malformations prior to their surgical treatment
Monitoring Methods used by OSHA
Primary Laboratory Sampling/Analytical Method (SLC1):
- Coated XAD-7 Tube (80/40 mg sections, 20/60 mesh); coating is Phosphoric Acid.
- maximum volume: 12 Liters
- maximum flow rate: 0.1 L/min
- current analytical method: High Performance Liquid Chromatography; HPLC/UV
- analytical solvent: 0.2% (v/v) Phosphoric Acid in Acetonitrile
- method reference: OSHA Salt Lake Technical Center (SLTC) In-House File
- method classification: Not Validated
- note: Samples must be kept at reduced temperature and shipped to lab cold.
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