Product Details: Methyl Methacrylate Acid
Methyl Methacrylate also known as MMA, 2-methylmethacrylate, or methyl 2-methyl propenoate is an ester of methacrylic acid with the molecular formula C5H8O2 , CAS: 80-62-6. It is a clear, colourless liquid that has an acrid odour and is not known to occur naturally. It is insoluble in water, but is soluble in most organic solvents. It is volatile and flammable.
Methyl methacrylate is an important chemical as it is the monomer for polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) polymers and copolymers.
MMA is also polymerised to form lubricant viscosity modifiers, dispersions, molding/extrusion powder, and coatings. These are then utilised in the production of acrylic surface and paper coatings, adhesives, sealants, leather and paper coating, inks, textile finishes, latex paints, and lacquer and enamel resins. clear plastics (Plexiglass) and acrylic sheets.
It could also be used in the impregnation of concrete as it makes the concrete water repellent. When MMA is replaced styrene in unsaturated polyester resins it gives better water resistance and a longer life to the final products.
MMA polymers have also medicine and dentistry application.