Ethylene glycol dimethacrylate

98%, contains 90-110 ppm monomethyl ether hydroquinone as inhibitor

1,2-Ethanediol dimethacrylate, Ethylene dimethacrylate
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Quality Level

vapor density

>1 (vs air)

vapor pressure

<0.1 mmHg ( 21.1 °C)




90-110 ppm monomethyl ether hydroquinone as inhibitor

reaction suitability

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

refractive index

n20/D 1.454 (lit.)


98-100 °C/5 mmHg (lit.)


1.051 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)





polymer architecture

shape: linear
functionality: homobifunctional

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General description

Ethylene glycol dimethylacrylate (EGDMA) is a diester formed by condensation of two equivalents of methacrylic acid and one equivalent of ethylene glycol.


It is used as a monomer to prepare Hydroxyapatite/Poly methyl methacrylate composites. 1
EGDMA can be used in free radical copolymer crosslinking reactions.


5, 100, 500 mL in glass bottle


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Hazard Statements

Target Organs

Respiratory system

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


UN 3334

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

219.2 °F - Pensky-Martens closed cup

Flash Point(C)

104 °C - Pensky-Martens closed cup

Robert H Utama et al.
Chemical communications (Cambridge, England), 48(90), 11103-11105 (2012-10-09)
Hollow polymeric nanoparticles with a hydrophilic liquid core have been synthesized in a one-pot approach via a novel inverse miniemulsion periphery RAFT polymerization process. Successful encapsulation and release of a model protein is reported as a potential application.
Andreia F R Pimenta et al.
PloS one, 11(12), e0167728-e0167728 (2016-12-10)
The study of ocular drug delivery systems has been one of the most covered topics in drug delivery research. One potential drug carrier solution is the use of materials that are already commercially available in ophthalmic lenses for the correction...
Yuan Qi et al.
ACS applied materials & interfaces, 11(32), 28690-28698 (2019-07-20)
Compared with conventional glass slides and two-dimensional (2D) planar microarrays, polymer-based support materials and three-dimensional (3D) surface structures have attracted increasing attention in the field of biochips because of their good processability in microfabrication and low cost in mass production...
Kouroush Salimi et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1496, 9-19 (2017-03-30)
A seeded polymerization protocol was developed for the synthesis of monodisperse-porous poly(vinylphosphonic acid-co-ethylene dimethacrylate), [poly(VPA-co-EDMA)] microspheres with superior porous properties. The protocol allowed the direct synthesis of phosphonic acid functionalized porous microspheres with the mean size of ∼4μm and the...
Zhen Wang et al.
Electrophoresis, 33(21), 3151-3158 (2012-09-06)
A microfluidic device that performs "in space" sample fractionation, collection, and preconcentration for proteomics is described. Effluents from a 2.75 mm long fractionation channel, focused via sheath flow, were sequentially delivered into an array of 36-collection channels containing monolithic polymer...
The manufacture of monomers for use in ophthalmic applications is driven by the need for higher purity, improved reliability of manufacturing supply, but ultimately by the need for the increased comfort, convenience, and safety of contact lens wearers. Daily wear contact lenses have the potential to fill this need for many customers; however, their widespread use is constrained by higher costs compared to weekly- or monthly-based lenses. New approaches that improve cost structure and result in higher quality raw materials are needed to help make contact lenses more affordable and accelerate growth of the contact lens market.
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