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Poly(ethylene glycol) dimethacrylate

average Mn 20,000, contains MEHQ as inhibitor

Synonym: PEG dimethacrylate



Related Categories Homobifunctional PEGs, Materials Science, Methacrylate, Poly(ethylene glycol) and Poly(ethylene oxide), Polymer Science,
form   powder
mol wt   average Mn 20,000
contains   MEHQ as inhibitor
  ≤1,500 ppm MEHQ as inhibitor (may contain)
reaction suitability   reagent type: cross-linking reagent
reaction type: Polymerization Reactions
bp   >200 °C/2 mmHg (lit.)
transition temp   Tm 59-64 °C
Mw/Mn   ≤1.1
Ω-end   methacrylate
α-end   methacrylate
polymer architecture   shape : linear
functionality : homobifunctional
storage temp.   −20°C
SMILES string   OCCO.CC(=C)C(O)=O
InChI   1S/C10H14O4/c1-7(2)9(11)13-5-6-14-10(12)8(3)4/h1,3,5-6H2,2,4H3



1 g in glass bottle

Preparation Note

Synthesized with an initial concentration of ≤1,500 ppm MEHQ

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
Protocols & Articles


Degradable Poly(ethylene glycol) Hydrogels for 2D and 3D Cell Culture

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Injectable Hydrogels for Cell Delivery and Tissue Regeneration

Prathamesh M. Kharkar,1 April M. Kloxin1,2* 1Materials Science and Engineering and 2Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716 USA *Email: akloxin@udel.edu
Keywords: Addition reactions, Adhesion, Angiogenesis, Biochemistry, Biomaterials, Building blocks, Cardiovascular, Catalysis, Cell proliferation, Click chemistry, Clinical, Cycloadditions, Degradations, Growth factors, Reversed-phase chromatography

Patterning of PEG-based Hydrogels - Engineering Spatial Complexity

Most biomaterial scaffolds developed for tissue engineering applications are relatively homogeneous and lack the complexity and organization of the in vivo cellular microenvironment. While these homo...
Mariah S. Hahn
Material Matters 2010, 5.3, 62.
Keywords: Absorption, Adhesion, Adsorption, Bacterial conjugations, Biomaterials, Confocal microscopy, Diffusion, Immobilization, Polymerization reactions, Radical polymerization

Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) Selection Guide

Poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) is a synthetic, hydrophilic, biocompatible polymer with widespread use in biomedical and other applications. PEGs are synthesized using a ring-opening polymerization of et...
Keywords: Adhesion, Bacterial conjugations, Click chemistry, Molecular biology, PEGylations, Polymerization reactions, Ring-opening polymerization

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