Methyl Cyanoacrylate
Title: Methyl Cyanoacrylate
CAS Registry Number: 137-05-3
CAS Name: 2-Cyano-2-propenoic acid methyl ester
Additional Names: 2-cyanoacrylic acid methyl ester; MCA; mecrilate; mecrylate; methyl 2-cyanoacrylate; methyl a-cyanoacrylate
Molecular Formula: C5H5NO2
Molecular Weight: 111.10
Percent Composition: C 54.05%, H 4.54%, N 12.61%, O 28.80%
Literature References: Reacts rapidly with water to form solid polymers. Preparative methods: A. E. Ardis, US 2467927 (1949 to B. F. Goodrich); C. H. McKeever, US 2912454 (1959 to Rohm & Haas). Prepn, polymerization and degradation: F. Leonard et al., J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 10, 259 (1966). Clinical evaluation for tubal occlusion in female sterilization: Contraception 31, 243 (1985). Review of chemistry and toxicology: R. Cary, Concise Int. Chem. Assess. Doc. No. 36 (WHO, Geneva, 2001) 33 pp.
Properties: Clear, colorless liquid; strong, acrid odor; bp 48-49° (0.33-0.36 kPa). n20D 1.4459. nD25 1.443. d20 1.1044. Surface tension: 37.41 dynes/cm. Vapor pressure at 25°: <0.27 kPa. Sol or partially sol in methyl ethyl ketone, toluene, DMF, acetone, nitromethane.
Boiling point: bp 48-49°
Index of refraction: n20D 1.4459
Density: nD25 1.443. d20 1.1044
 
Derivative Type: Polymer
CAS Registry Number: 25067-29-2
Additional Names: Poly(methyl 2-cyanoacrylate)
 
CAUTION: Potential symptoms of overexposure are irritation of eyes, skin, nose; blurred vision, lacrimation; rhinitis. See NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards (DHHS/NIOSH 97-140, 1997) p 204.
Use: In adhesives; in mfr of plastics, electronics, scientific instruments, jewelry, sports equip; in cable joining, manicuring, dentistry, mortuaries, fingerprint development.
Therap-Cat: Tissue adhesive.
Keywords: Tissue Adhesive.

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