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Ethyl acrylate is a liquid acrylic monomer with a penetrating, acrid odor.
It polymerizes to form an odorless, transparent, elastic substance.
Koppula et al suggested that ethyl acrylate be used as screening allergen
for acrylate dermatitis with ethylene glycol dimethacrylate, 2-hydroxyethyl
acrylate, ethyl a cyanoacrylate, and triethylene glycol diacrylate. These
investigators felt that a common carboxy ethyl group was requisite but
not essential for alllergenicity. They found that ethyl acrylate was positive
in 91% of nail-acrylate-allergic patients and in 72% of total acrylate-allergic
patients. They stated that it would make a reasonable single-screening
allergen for acrylate sensitivity.
Aircraft and automobile industry
Cosmetics (nail mending kits)
Electronic industry- circuit boards
Leather finish resins
Medicine (binding of tissue, sealing of wounds, ileostomy appliances)
Paint vehicles (water emulsion)
Paper and textile coatings
Textile and paper coatings
Kanerva, L., T.
Estlander, and R. Jolanki, Sensitization to patch
test acrylates. Contact Dermatitis, 1988. 18(1): p. 10-5.
Kanerva, L., et al.,
Statistics of allergic patch test reactions
caused by acrylate compounds, including data on ethyl methacrylate.
American Journal of Contact Dermatitis, 1995. 6(2): p. 75-77.
Koppula, S., J.
Fellman, and F. Storrs, Screening allergens for
acrylate dermatitis associated with artificial nails. American Journal
of Contact Dermatitis, 1995. 6(2): p. 78-85.
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