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Sigma-Aldrich

Methacrylic acid

contains 250 ppm MEHQ as inhibitor, 99%

Synonym(s):
2-Methacrylic acid, 2-Methylpropenoic acid
Linear Formula:
H2C=C(CH3)COOH
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
86.09
Beilstein:
1719937
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.23

vapor density

>3 (vs air)

vapor pressure

1 mmHg ( 20 °C)

assay

99%

form

liquid

autoignition temp.

752 °F

contains

250 ppm MEHQ as inhibitor

refractive index

n20/D 1.431 (lit.)

pH

2.0-2.2 (20 °C, 100 g/L)

bp

163 °C (lit.)

mp

12-16 °C (lit.)

density

1.015 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

SMILES string

C=C(C)C(O)=O

InChI

1S/C4H6O2/c1-3(2)4(5)6/h1H2,2H3,(H,5,6)

InChI key

CERQOIWHTDAKMF-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

Methacrylic acid (MAA) is an organic compound, colorless, viscous liquid. It is a monofunctional methacrylayte monomer. It is soluble in warm water and miscible in most organic solvents. MAA is used as a starting material for the production of its esters, especially methyl methacrylate and poly methyl methacrylate (PMMA).

Application

MAA is used to synthesize poly(methacrylic acid)-g-poly(ε-caprolactone) copolymers, polymeric blends with PMMA and hydroxyethyl methacrylate (HEMA)-MAA hydrogels.

Packaging

5, 100, 500 g in glass bottle
18 kg in VerSA-Flow™
2, 3 kg in glass bottle

Pictograms

CorrosionSkull and crossbones

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 3 Dermal - Acute Tox. 4 Inhalation - Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Eye Dam. 1 - Skin Corr. 1A - STOT SE 3

Target Organs

Respiratory system

Storage Class Code

6.1C - Combustible, acute toxic Cat.3 / toxic compounds or compounds which causing chronic effects

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

152.6 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

67 °C - closed cup

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

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Certificate of Origin

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Reversible Addition Fragmentation Chain Transfer
(RAFT) Polymerization
Moad G, et al.
Material Matters, 5(1) (2010)
Synthesis of graft copolymers of poly(methacrylic acid)-g-poly(?-caprolactone) by coupling ROP and RAFT polymerizations
Kiehl J, et al.
Polymer, 53(3), 694-700 (2012)
Thomas J Dursch et al.
Biomaterials, 35(2), 620-629 (2013-10-24)
Two-photon confocal microscopy and back extraction with UV/Vis-absorption spectrophotometry quantify equilibrium partition coefficients, k, for six prototypical drugs in five soft-contact-lens-material hydrogels over a range of water contents from 40 to 92%. Partition coefficients were obtained for acetazolamide, caffeine, hydrocortisone
Josué A Torres-Ávalos et al.
Polymers, 13(4) (2021-03-07)
Design of a smart drug delivery system is a topic of current interest. Under this perspective, polymer nanocomposites (PNs) of butyl acrylate (BA), methacrylic acid (MAA), and functionalized carbon nanotubes (CNTsf) were synthesized by in situ emulsion polymerization (IEP). Carbon
Alexandra Muñoz-Bonilla et al.
Polymers, 12(12) (2020-12-03)
Several hydrogels based on 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate and a methacrylic monomer containing a thiazole group in its lateral chain have been prepared by thermal polymerization at 60 °C in water solution varying the chemical composition of the gels. The posterior quaternization

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