Ethyl 2-cyanoacrylate


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Ethyl 2-cyanoacrylate (ECA) is a monomeric adhesive that can be used on a variety of materials such as metals, plastics, rubber, ceramics, and wood. It forms a one part adhesive system that can also be used as a primer.


ECA can be used as a tissue adhesive for potential applications in cardiovascular and pulmonary surgeries. It can also be mixed with hydrophobic silica nanoparticles for the designing of cotton fabrics for medical applications.


5, 10 g in poly bottle


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Respiratory system

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dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

185.0 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

85 °C - closed cup

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Willian Morais De Melo et al.
Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, 71(1), 35-41 (2012-10-30)
Cyanoacrylate has been used as a commercial tissue adhesive. Recently, ethyl 2-cyanoacrylate has been suggested for the fixation of onlay autogenous bone graft. However, ethyl 2-cyanoacrylate must be biocompatible with bone tissue. This study evaluated the cytotoxicity of cyanoacrylate adhesives...
Qiwen Chen et al.
Chemistry (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany), 17(44), 12458-12464 (2011-09-20)
A carbon nanotube/poly(ethyl 2-cyanoacrylate) (CNT/PECA) composite electrode was developed for enhanced amperometric detection. The composite electrode was fabricated on the basis of water-vapor-initiated polymerization of a mixture of CNTs and ethyl 2-cyanoacrylate in the bore of a piece of fused...
A McDowell et al.
New Zealand veterinary journal, 57(6), 370-377 (2009-12-08)
To investigate polymeric nanoparticles as an oral delivery system for protein biocontrol agents for control of the brushtail possum, Trichosurus vulpecula. Insulin-loaded poly(ethyl 2-cyanoacrylate) (PECA) nanoparticles were prepared using interfacial polymerisation, and characterised for size, zeta potential, and efficiency of...
Histopathological effects of ethyl 2-cyanoacrylate tissue adhesive following surgical application: an experimental study
Kaplan M, et al.
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery : Official Journal of the European Association For Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, 25(2), 167-172 (2004)
Manish K Tiwari et al.
ACS applied materials & interfaces, 2(4), 1114-1119 (2010-04-29)
Super-repellent nanostructured composite coatings applied over large areas by spray and subsequent thermal treatment are reported. Solution blending of poly(vinylidene fluoride) and poly(ethyl 2-cyanoacrylate) is implemented to formulate filler particle dispersions used to apply these coatings. The wettability of these...

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