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Poly(ethylene glycol) dimethacrylate

average Mn 10,000, contains MEHQ as inhibitor

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Synonym(s):
PEG dimethacrylate
Linear Formula:
C3H5C(O)(OCH2CH2)nOC(O)C3H5
CAS Number:
MDL number:
NACRES:
NA.23

form

powder

mol wt

average Mn 10,000

contains

MEHQ as inhibitor
≤1,500 ppm MEHQ as inhibitor (may contain)

reaction suitability

reagent type: cross-linking reagent
reaction type: Polymerization Reactions

bp

>200 °C/2 mmHg (lit.)

transition temp

Tm 56-61 °C

Mw/Mn

≤1.1

Ω-end

methacrylate

α-end

methacrylate

polymer architecture

shape: linear
functionality: homobifunctional

storage temp.

−20°C

SMILES string

OCCO.CC(=C)C(O)=O

InChI

1S/C10H14O4/c1-7(2)9(11)13-5-6-14-10(12)8(3)4/h1,3,5-6H2,2,4H3

InChI key

STVZJERGLQHEKB-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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average Mn 10,000

mol wt

average Mn 2000

mol wt

average Mn 1,000 (by NMR)

mol wt

average Mn 550

reaction suitability

reagent type: cross-linking reagent
reaction type: Polymerization Reactions

reaction suitability

reagent type: cross-linking reagent
reaction type: Polymerization Reactions

reaction suitability

reagent type: cross-linking reagent
reaction type: Polymerization Reactions

reaction suitability

reagent type: cross-linking reagent
reaction type: Polymerization Reactions

transition temp

Tm 56-61 °C

transition temp

Tm 49-55 °C

transition temp

-

transition temp

-

Ω-end

methacrylate

Ω-end

methacrylate

Ω-end

-

Ω-end

methacrylate

α-end

methacrylate

α-end

methacrylate

α-end

-

α-end

methacrylate

Preparation Note

Synthesized with an initial concentration of ≤1,500 ppm MEHQ

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 1


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