Substance Information

Vinyl acetate

EC / List no.: 203-545-4

CAS no.: 108-05-4

Mol. formula: C4H6O2

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GHS02: Flammable GHS08: Serious Health Hazard GHS07: Health hazard

Danger! According to the harmonised classification and labelling (ATP05) approved by the European Union, this substance is a highly flammable liquid and vapour, is harmful if inhaled, is suspected of causing cancer and may cause respiratory irritation.

Additionally, the classification provided by companies to ECHA in REACH registrations identifies that this substance is harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects.

  • C

Possibly Carcinogenic

This substance is manufactured and/or imported in the European Economic Area in 1 000 000 - 10 000 000 tonnes per year.

This substance is used by consumers, in articles, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

This substance is used by consumers, in articles, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

Consumer Uses

This substance is used in the following products: adhesives and sealants, cosmetics and personal care products, air care products, fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay and polymers.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use (e.g. machine wash liquids/detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners) and outdoor use as processing aid.

Article service life

Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use in long-life materials with low release rate (e.g. flooring, furniture, toys, construction materials, curtains, foot-wear, leather products, paper and cardboard products, electronic equipment).
This substance can be found in products with material based on: paper used for articles with intense direct dermal (skin) contact during normal use such as printed articles (e.g. newspapers, books, magazines, printed photographs).

Widespread uses by professional workers

This substance is used in the following products: laboratory chemicals, adhesives and sealants, coating products, inks and toners, pH regulators and water treatment products and fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay.
This substance has an industrial use resulting in manufacture of another substance (use of intermediates).
This substance is used in the following areas: scientific research and development, health services and building & construction work.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use (e.g. machine wash liquids/detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners) and outdoor use as processing aid.

Formulation or re-packing

This substance is used in the following products: polymers, cosmetics and personal care products and textile treatment products and dyes.
This substance has an industrial use resulting in manufacture of another substance (use of intermediates).
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures and formulation in materials.

Uses at industrial sites

This substance is used in the following products: polymers, adhesives and sealants, coating products, inks and toners, laboratory chemicals and photo-chemicals.
This substance has an industrial use resulting in manufacture of another substance (use of intermediates).
This substance is used in the following areas: formulation of mixtures and/or re-packaging.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: plastic products and chemicals.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: for thermoplastic manufacture and as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates).

Manufacture

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: manufacturing of the substance.

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