Acrylic Monomers

Acrylics are probably the most versatile family of monomers. They can be used to prepare polymers with rigid, flexible, ionic, nonionic, hydrophobic, or hydrophilic properties. The monomers are classified into 9 groups based on composition and functionality. They are polymerized primarily by a free radical process, and to a lesser extent by anionic polymerization. Note that additional acrylic macromonomers can be found in the Poly(ethylene glycol) and Poly(ethylene oxide) section.