182265

Sigma-Aldrich

Poly(methyl methacrylate)

Synonym(s):
PMMA, Poly(methacrylic acid methyl ester)
Linear Formula:
[CH2C(CH3)(CO2CH3)]n
CAS Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.23

Quality Level

autoignition temp.

580 °F

transition temp

Tg (DSC) 105 °C (midpoint)

solubility

H2O: insoluble

density

1.200 g/cm3

InChI

1S/C5H9O2/c1-4(2)5(6)7-3/h1-3H3

InChI key

PMAMJWJDBDSDHV-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

Poly (methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) is an amorphous transparent thermoplastic polymer. PMMA is recognized as an optical polymer based on its refractive index of 1.49. Hence, it is used in optical fibers.It finds uses in biological applications because of its low water absorption capability and biocompatible.The maximum moisture content of PMMA is 1.71% and SBF absorption is 1.96%.Simulated Body fluid test (SBF) is a method to characterize the in vitro bioactivity of ceramic materials, by immersing the materials in an aqueous SBF solution.

Application

PMMA/HA (Hydroxyapatite) composites have be used in biomedical applications such as dentistry, orthopedic retainers, and bone replacement. It has been used as substrate for graphene growth.
Some studies report its use as
PMMA-titania hybrid optical thins films
PMMA/polystryrene/clay nanocomposites
PMMA/polyurethane/carbon black nanocomposites for methanol fuel cells.

Packaging

25, 500 g in poly bottle
1 kg in poly bottle

storage_class_code

13 - Non Combustible Solids

WGK Germany

nwg

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Jian-Chiun Liou et al.
Nanoscale research letters, 9(1), 1-1 (2014-01-02)
In this study, the Mo-electrode thin films were deposited by a two-stepped process, and the high-purity copper indium selenide-based powder (CuInSe2, CIS) was fabricated by hydrothermal process by Nanowin Technology Co. Ltd. From the X-ray pattern of the CIS precursor...
High-refractive-index thin films prepared from trialkoxysilane-capped poly (methyl methacrylate)-titania materials
Lee LH, et al.
Chemistry of Materials, 13(3), 1137-1142 (2001)
Poly (methyl methacrylate) and polystyrene/clay nanocomposites prepared by in-situ polymerization.
Zeng C and Lee LJ
Macromolecules, 34(12), 4098-4103 (2001)
A Demčenko et al.
Ultrasonics, 54(2), 684-693 (2013-10-08)
Elastic wave mixing using an immersion method has shown effective monitoring and scanning capabilities when applied to thermoplastic ageing, epoxy curing, and non-destructive testing. In water, excitation and reception of waves do not require physical contact between the tools and...
J Mason et al.
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