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730270 Sigma-Aldrich

Poly(ethylene glycol) methyl ether acrylate

average Mn 2,000, contains MEHQ as inhibitor

Synonym: Acryl-PEG, Methoxy PEG acrylate, Methoxy poly(ethylene glycol) monoacrylate, Poly(ethylene glycol) monomethyl ether monoacrylate, mPEG-acrylate



Related Categories Acrylate, Materials Science, Monofunctional PEGs, Poly(ethylene glycol) and Poly(ethylene oxide), Polymer Science,
Quality Level   100
mol wt   average Mn 2,000
contains   MEHQ as inhibitor
reaction suitability   reagent type: chemical modification reagent
reaction type: Polymerization Reactions
transition temp   Tm 49-54 °C
density   1.09 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)
Mw/Mn   <1.1
Ω-end   acrylate
α-end   methoxy
polymer architecture   shape : linear
functionality : monofunctional
storage temp.   −20°C



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 


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