What is it?
2-ethylhexyl acrylate is an acrylic monomer used primarily in UV curable coatings, inks, and adhesives.
How can I avoid it?
You should avoid any contact with this substance. Avoidance requires reading labels, package inserts, Safety Data Sheets (SDS), and, on occasion, direct communication with the manufacturer.
It is optimal to completely avoid exposure to the ingredients to which you are allergic. If you must be exposed to this acrylate (for example, because of your job), you may try to wear nitrile gloves and change them every 10 minutes. Acrylates pass through nitrile gloves if they are worn for longer periods of time. Other gloves such as rubber latex gloves are less desirable since acrylates pass through them quickly.
• Acrylic based adhesive tape
• Latex paints
• Textile finishes
• Leather finishes
• Coatings for paper
Other names for 2-ethylhexyl acrylate:
• 2-Ethyl-1-hexyl acrylate
• 2-Propenoic acid, 2-ethylhexyl ester
• Acrylic acid 2-ethylhexyl ester
Potential cross-reacting/co-reacting substances:
• Other methacrylates and acrylates