What is it?
Ethyl Cyanoacrylate is an acrylate compound used in instant glues found in the household and industry. It readily forms bonds with almost any kind of material.

How can I avoid it?
Avoidance requires reading labels, package inserts, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), and on occasion, direct communication with the manufacturer. Polypropylene and polyethylene gloves provide protection. Nylon, vinyl and rubber gloves are unsatisfactory. This substance may cause airborne contact dermatitis. 

  • To mend broken nails and glue artificial nails
  • Medication to glue tissue, sealing wounds, and ileostomy appliances
  • To attach hair
  • Shoes
  • Plastics
  • Household adhesives
  • Electronics industry (circuit boards)
  • Aircraft and automobile industry
  • Liquid bandages

Other names for Ethyl Cyanoacrylate:
  • 2-Cyanoacrylic Acid Ethyl Ester
  • Ethyl 2-Cyanoacrylate
  • 2-Propenoic Acid, 2-Cyano-,Ethyl Ester
  • Cyanoacrylate
  • Instant Magic
  • Miracle Glue
  • 5-Second Nail Glue
  • Alpha Alpha
  • Cyanolit
  • DSA Bergman
  • Eastman 910
  • Krazy Glue®
  • Nail Glue
  • Super Glue®
  • ECA

Potential cross-reacting/co-reacting substances:
  • Other acrylates

How safe is it?

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