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M55909

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Methyl methacrylate

contains ≤30 ppm MEHQ as inhibitor, 99%

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Synonym(s):
Methacrylic acid methyl ester, Methyl 2-methylprop-2-enoate, Methyl 2-methylpropenoate
Linear Formula:
CH2=C(CH3)COOCH3
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
100.12
Beilstein:
605459
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.23

vapor density

3.5 (vs air)

Quality Level

vapor pressure

29 mmHg ( 20 °C)

Assay

99%

autoignition temp.

815 °F

contains

≤30 ppm MEHQ as inhibitor

expl. lim.

12.5 %

refractive index

n20/D 1.414 (lit.)

bp

100 °C (lit.)

mp

−48 °C (lit.)

density

0.936 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

storage temp.

2-8°C

SMILES string

COC(=O)C(C)=C

InChI

1S/C5H8O2/c1-4(2)5(6)7-3/h1H2,2-3H3

InChI key

VVQNEPGJFQJSBK-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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Methyl methacrylate contains ≤30 ppm MEHQ as inhibitor, 99%

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Methyl methacrylate

Methyl methacrylate European Pharmacopoeia (EP) Reference Standard

Y0001488

Methyl methacrylate

assay

99%

assay

99%

assay

≥99.0% (GC)

assay

-

contains

≤30 ppm MEHQ as inhibitor

contains

hydroquinone monomethyl ether as stabilizer

contains

-

contains

-

refractive index

n20/D 1.414 (lit.)

refractive index

n20/D 1.414 (lit.)

refractive index

-

refractive index

n20/D 1.414 (lit.)

bp

100 °C (lit.)

bp

100 °C (lit.)

bp

101 °C/1013 hPa

bp

100 °C (lit.)

mp

−48 °C (lit.)

mp

−48 °C (lit.)

mp

-48 °C

mp

−48 °C (lit.)

General description

Methyl methacrylate is an organic compound derived from methacrylic acid, which belongs to the class of acrylic acids. It is a highly reactive monomer and is commonly used in the production of polymers, specifically poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA). It is also used to synthesize various poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) materials, which are transparent, hard, and durable. These materials have a wide range of applications, including optical lenses, optoelectronic devices, automotive parts, and medical devices. It is also a good solvent for several polymers and provides high adhesive strength.

Application

Methyl methacrylate can be used as a monomer to prepare:
  • Lanthanide-complex grafted poly(methyl methacrylate-co-maleic anhydride) copolymer. These luminescent polymers exhibit high thermal stability and can be used as luminous layers for optoelectronic devices.
  • Poly (methyl methacrylate) (PMMA), is a common material used in the production of lenses for concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) modules.
  • Polymethyl methacrylate, methyl methacrylate crosspolymer, and methyl methacrylate/glycol dimethacrylate crosspolymers. These polymers are used in cosmetic surgery, dentistry, and joint replacement.
  • Poly (methyl methacrylate) (PMMA)-based personalized medical devices.
Methyl methacrylate can be used as a monomer to prepare:
  • Interpenetrating methyl methacrylate-based polymeric networks with enhanced thermal and mechanical properties.
  • Poly(methyl methacrylate-co-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) (PMMA-co-PHEMA) copolymers by emulsion copolymerization. These copolymers form thermooxidatively stable and ductile films.
  • Poly(methyl methacrylate) nanoparticles through differential microemulsion polymerization.

Pictograms

FlameExclamation mark

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Flam. Liq. 2 - Skin Irrit. 2 - Skin Sens. 1 - STOT SE 3

Target Organs

Respiratory system

Storage Class Code

3 - Flammable liquids

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

50.0 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

10 °C - closed cup

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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