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, Safety Data Sheets (SDS), 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.

  • Artificial nail glue
  • Tissue bonding and sealing wounds
  • Hair glue
  • Ileostomy appliances
  • 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?

Hang tight. We're thinking.