Ethyl acrylate

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Ethyl acrylate is a liquid acrylic monomer with a penetrating, acrid odor. It polymerizes to form an odorless, transparent, elastic substance.
Koppula et al suggested that ethyl acrylate be used as screening allergen for acrylate dermatitis with ethylene glycol dimethacrylate, 2-hydroxyethyl acrylate, ethyl a cyanoacrylate, and triethylene glycol diacrylate. These investigators felt that a common carboxy ethyl group was requisite but not essential for alllergenicity. They found that ethyl acrylate was positive in 91% of nail-acrylate-allergic patients and in 72% of total acrylate-allergic patients. They stated that it would make a reasonable single-screening allergen for acrylate sensitivity.



Ethyl acrylate



Aircraft and automobile industry
Cosmetics (nail mending kits)
Electronic industry- circuit boards
Leather finish resins
Medicine (binding of tissue, sealing of wounds, ileostomy appliances)
Paint vehicles (water emulsion)
Paper and textile coatings
Textile and paper coatings





Unusual Reactions





Kanerva, L., T. Estlander, and R. Jolanki, Sensitization to patch test acrylates. Contact Dermatitis, 1988. 18(1): p. 10-5.


Kanerva, L., et al., Statistics of allergic patch test reactions caused by acrylate compounds, including data on ethyl methacrylate. American Journal of Contact Dermatitis, 1995. 6(2): p. 75-77.


Koppula, S., J. Fellman, and F. Storrs, Screening allergens for acrylate dermatitis associated with artificial nails. American Journal of Contact Dermatitis, 1995. 6(2): p. 78-85.






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