What is it?
2-Hydroxyethyl acrylate is an acrylic monomer.
What is a monomer? A monomer is a starting material or single unit from which a polymer is built. It refers to the repeat units that
make up the polymer chains. Example: Ethylene is the monomer for polyethylene and styrene for polystyrene.
How do I avoid it?
You should avoid any contact with this substance. Avoidance of the monomer (unreacted chemical) is necessary to prevent recurrent allergic contact dermatitis. From a practical viewpoint, this means that you should avoid plastics and glues that are being made, such as in a factory or in industry- as a guideline avoid the plastics and glues when they’re in liquid form. Once they are solid (such as touching the finished, solid plastic in every day life, such as a plastic cup or chair) they no longer cause allergy. The full polymerized (reacted) monomer is no longer a sensitizer. Check the product contents list. 4-H gloves can offer protection but not vinyl or latex gloves.
- Artificial nails
- Dental embedding medium
- Photo-prepolymer printing plate procedure
Other names for 2-Hydroxyethyl acrylate:
- beta-Hydroxyethyl acrylate
- 2-Hydroxyethyl 2-propenoate
- ethylene glycol monoacrylate
- Acrylic acid 2-hydroxyethyl ester