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200336 Sigma-Aldrich

Poly(methyl methacrylate)

average Mw ~15,000 by GPC, powder

Synonym: PMMA, Poly(methacrylic acid methyl ester)

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Properties

Related Categories 3D Printing Materials for Research and Development, Acrylics, Bioelectronics, Flexible Organic Transistors, Hydrophobic Polymers,
Quality Level   100
form   powder
autoignition temp.   580 °F
mol wt   average Mw ~15,000 by GPC
transition temp   Tg (DSC) 105 °C (midpoint)
solubility   dichloromethane: 25 mg/mL, clear to hazy
density   1.200 g/cm3
InChI   1S/C5H9O2/c1-4(2)5(6)7-3/h1-3H3
InChI key   PMAMJWJDBDSDHV-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Description

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.

Application

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.

Packaging

50, 100 g in poly bottle

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Personal Protective Equipment 
RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
nwg
RTECS 
TR0400000
Flash Point(F) 
Not applicable
Flash Point(C) 
Not applicable
Protocols & Articles

Articles

3D Printing of Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Composites

3D printing is a type of additive manufacturing that can be used to rapidly fabricate components with highly customizable geometries, most typically using a layer-by-layer fabrication process. 3D pri...
Zhenyu Bo* (Ph.D Candidate at Northwestern University) and Jia Choi*, PhD, Product Manager


*Materials Science Product Management Team, MilliporeSigma, Milwaukee, WI.
Keywords: Deposition, Nanomaterials, Nanotubes

Fluorescence Quenching Microscopy: Imaging Two-Dimensional Materials

Alane Lim and Jiaxing Huang* Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA *Email: jiaxing-huang@northwestern.edu
Keywords: Chemical vapor deposition, Deposition, Diffraction, Materials Science, Microscopy, Optical microscopy, Scanning electron microscopy, Solvents, Spectroscopy, Spin coating

Micro and Nanometer Scale Photopatterning of Self-Assembled Monolayers

Graham J. Leggett* Department of Chemistry, University of Sheffield, Brook Hill, Sheffield S3 7HF, United Kingdom *Email: Graham.Leggett@shef.ac.uk
Keywords: Absorption, Adsorption, Degradations, Deposition, Microscopy, Optical microscopy, Oxidations, Polymerization reactions, Semiconductor, Spectroscopy

Properties and Applications of Functionalized Graphene Oxide

1Claremont University, Keck Graduate Institute, School of Applied Life Sciences Claremont, CA 91711, USA 2Keck Science Department, Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, CA, 91711, USA 3Keck Science D...
Keywords: Adsorption, Amidations, Antibiotics, Antimicrobials, Bacterial conjugations, Cancer, Catalysis, Cell culture, Centrifugation, Clinical, Derivatizations, Detection methods, Diagnostic, Environmental, Esterifications, Filtration, Gas chromatography, Nanoelectronics, Nanomaterials, Nucleic acid denaturation, Nucleic acid hybridization, Nucleophilic additions, Oxidations, Polymerization reactions, Purification, Redox Reactions, Reductions, SN2 reaction, Semiconductor, Separation, Solar cells, Solvents, transformation

Three-Dimensional Printing of Tissue Engineering Scaffolds

Helena N. Chia, Ph.D.,1* Benjamin M. Wu, D.D.S, Ph.D.1,2* 1Department of Bioengineering, Henry Samueli School of Engineering University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 USA 2Division of Advanced ...
Keywords: Biomaterials, Ceramics, Chromatin immunoprecipitation, Deposition, Diagnostic Imaging, Diffusion, Growth factors, Materials Science, Melting, Polymerization reactions, Solvents

Peer-Reviewed Papers
15

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