Acrylates and Methacrylates Group

These substances were identified for action under the Chemicals Management Plan (CMP). This screening assessment focuses on 6 of 9 substances referred to collectively as the Acrylates and Methacrylates Group.

Summary of publications
Substance group CAS RN Common name DSL name Public comments on the draft screening assessment Final screening assessment Conclusion on section 64 criteria Follow-up activities
Acrylates and Methacrylates Group 79-10-7 Acrylic acid 2-Propenoic acid HTML HTML Does not meet None planned at this time
79-41-4 Methacrylic acid 2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-
97-88-1 N-Butyl methacrylate 2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, butyl ester
103-11-7 2-Ethylhexyl acrylate 2-Propenoic acid, 2-ethylhexyl ester
141-32-2 Butyl acrylate 2-Propenoic acid, butyl ester
7534-94-3 Isobornyl methacrylate 2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, 1,7,7-trimethylbicyclo[2.2.1]hept-2-yl ester, exo-
Date Activity
September 29, 2018 Publication of the final screening assessment. The related notice was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I: Vol. 152, No. 39.
September 23, 2017 Publication and start of 60-day public comment period on the draft screening assessment. The related notice was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I: Vol. 151, No. 38.


Three other substances (CAS RNs 122-68-9, 24448-20-2 and 43048-08-4) were identified as being a part of the Acrylates and Methacrylates Group at the outset of the third phase of the CMP. These substances were subsequently determined to be of low concern to both human health and the environment, through other approaches. The conclusion for CAS RN 122-68-9 is provided in the Screening Assessment of Substances Identified as Being of Low Concern based on the Ecological Risk Classification of Organic Substances and the Threshold of Toxicological Concern (TTC)-based Approach for Certain Substances. Conclusions for CAS RNs 24448-20-2 and 43048-08-4 are provided in the Screening Assessment for the Rapid Screening of Substances with Limited General Population Exposure.

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