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Sigma-Aldrich

Poly(methyl methacrylate)

average Mw ~120,000 by GPC

Synonym(s):
PMMA, Poly(methacrylic acid methyl ester)
Linear Formula:
[CH2C(CH3)(CO2CH3)]n
CAS Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.23

Quality Level

autoignition temp.

580 °F

mol wt

average Mw ~120,000 by GPC

impurities

may contain ≤2.0% toluene

refractive index

n20/D 1.49

inherent viscosity

0.20 dL/g(lit.)

transition temp

Tg (DSC) 105 °C (midpoint)

solubility

H2O: insoluble

density

1.188 g/mL at 25 °C

InChI

1S/C5H9O2/c1-4(2)5(6)7-3/h1-3H3

InChI key

PMAMJWJDBDSDHV-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

Poly (methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) is an amorphous transparent thermoplastic polymer. PMMA is recognized as an optical polymer based on its refractive index of 1.49. Hence, it is used in optical fibers.It finds uses in biological applications because of its lower water absorption capability and biocompatible.The maximum moisture content of PMMA is 1.71% and SBF absorption is 1.96%.Simulated Body fluid test (SBF) is a method to characterize the in vitro bioactivity of ceramic materials, by immersing the materials in an aqueous SBF solution.

Application

PMMA/HA (Hydroxyapatite) composites have been used in biomedical applications such as dentistry, orthopedic retainers, and bone replacement. It is used as substrate for graphene growth.
Some studies report its use in
PMMA-titania hybrid optical thins films
PMMA/polystryrene/clay nanocomposites
PMMA/polyurethane/carbon black nanocomposites for methanol fuel cells

Packaging

25, 500 g in poly bottle
1 kg in poly bottle

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 1

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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