What is it?
Ethyl methacrylate is methacrylate monomer used to manufacture plastics. “Monomer” is a plastic compound.

How should I avoid it?
Avoidance of ethyl methacrylate is necessary to prevent recurrent allergic contact dermatitis. Cross-sensitization occurs among acrylates, which makes switching from one acrylate to another often unsuccessful in avoiding allergic contact dermatitis. Rubber gloves do not prevent penetration of acrylic monomers.

  • Cosmetics
    • Artificial nails
    • Nail extenders
  • Medical
    • Adhesive tape
    • Contact lenses
    • Hearing aids
    • Artificial joint
  • Dental
    • Dentures
    • Fillings
    • Coatings
  • Industrial
    • Adhesives
    • Printing plates
    • Inks
    • Paints
    • Coatings for glass, rubber, leather, and textiles
Other names for Ethyl Methacrylate:
  • Acrylate monomer
  • Acrylate plastic
  • Acrylate resin
  • Acrylate acid ethyl ester
  • Ethyl-2-methyl-2-propenoate
  • 2-Methyl-2-prpanoic acid, ethyl ester
  • 2-Proponoic acid, 2-methy-,ethyl ester
  • 2-(methoxycarbonyl)-1-propene
  • EMA

Potential cross reacting/co-reacting substances:
  • Other acrylic monomers and polymers


How safe is it?

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