Methyl Methacrylate

Other Trading Names:

  • MMA
  • Methacrylic Acid Methyl Ester
  • Methyl 2-Methyl-2-propenoate

CAS Number: 80-62-6

HS Code: 2916140010

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  • 200 kg/Drum
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Chemical Name

Methyl Methacrylate

Purity

99.9%

Molecular Formula

C5h8o2

CAS Number

80-62-6

Appearance

Colorless Liquid

Grade Standard

Industrial Grade,Polymer Grade, Coating Grade

Solubility

Miscible with most organic solvents

Melting Point

-48 ºC

Boiling Point

101 ºC

Density

0.94 g/cm³

Chemical Description

  • Methyl Methacrylate (MMA), also known as Methacrylic Acid Methyl Ester, is a volatile, colorless liquid noted for its distinctive sharp odor. It is a monomer used primarily in the production of polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) acrylic plastics. MMA has a relatively low boiling point of 101°C (214°F) and is miscible with a broad range of organic solvents.
  • MMA is crucial in the plastics industry for creating PMMA, which is used in a wide variety of applications including automotive parts, acrylic sheets, and optical devices due to its excellent clarity and resistance to UV light and weathering. It is also employed in the production of molding compounds and extrusion powders.
  • In surface coatings, MMA contributes to the formulation of paints and coatings that require excellent weather resistance and durability. It is used in industrial and decorative coatings as well as in marine and automotive finishes.
  • The adhesives industry utilizes MMA in the manufacturing of various adhesive and sealant products. These are particularly valued for their strong bonding properties and resistance to chemicals and heat.
  • MMA finds applications in the health sector, notably in the manufacture of medical devices such as bone cement, and in dental products including crowns, bridges, and orthodontic appliances, owing to its biocompatibility and strength.
  • The electronics sector employs MMA in the production of LCD screens and components, leveraging its optical clarity and insulating properties.
  • In the textiles and leather industries, MMA is used in the treatment processes to enhance the finish and durability of materials.
  • MMA serves as an intermediate in chemical synthesis, particularly in the production of methacrylic acid and other methacrylates, which are further used in a variety of applications ranging from water treatment chemicals to textile auxiliaries.
  • With its rapid polymerization and curing capabilities, MMA is increasingly used in 3D printing applications, offering high-speed manufacturing solutions for complex and high-resolution parts.
  • MMA's role extends to the food industry, where it is used as a protective coating agent to improve packaging integrity and shelf life of various food products.
  • Environmental considerations are taken into account with MMA, as it is subject to regulations due to its volatile organic compound (VOC) status, but ongoing research aims to improve its environmental footprint and safety in industrial applications.
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