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Poly(methyl methacrylate)

average Mw ~15,000 by GPC, powder

PMMA, Poly(methacrylic acid methyl ester)
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Quality Level

autoignition temp.

580 °F

mol wt

average Mw ~15,000 by GPC

transition temp

Tg (DSC) 105 °C (midpoint)


dichloromethane: 25 mg/mL, clear to hazy


1.200 g/cm3



InChI key


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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 (1.49). Hence, it is used in optical fibers. It finds uses in biological applications because of its lower water absorption capability and biocompatibility. The maximum moisture content of PMMA is 1.71% and SBF absorption is 1.96%. Simulated Body fluid test (SBF) is a method to identify the in vitro bioactivity of ceramic materials, by immersing the materials in an aqueous SBF solution.


PMMA may be 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
  • acrylic glass
  • implant in surgical specialties
  • as spacer.


50, 100 g in poly bottle

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK Germany


Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Transparent conductive electrodes."
Yu K and Chen J
Material Matters, 9(1), 6-6 null
High-refractive-index thin films prepared from trialkoxysilane-capped poly (methyl methacrylate)-titania materials
Lee LH and Chen WC
Chemistry of Materials, 13(3), 1137-1142 null
Mechanical and Tribological Properties of PMMA-Sea Shell based Biocomposite for Dental application.
Kartick R, et al.
Procedia Materials Science, 6, 1989-2000 (2014)
Bon Min Koo et al.
Scientific reports, 9(1), 9755-9755 (2019-07-07)
A synaptic device that functionally mimics a biological synapse is a promising candidate for use as an electronic element in a neuromorphic system. In this study, flexible electronic synaptic devices based on poly (methyl methacrylate) (PMMA):CdSe/CdZnS core-shell quantum-dot (QD) nanocomposites...
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...


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