methyl methacrylate


methyl methacrylate
noun
1. : a volatile flammable liquid ester CH2 . C(CH3)COOCH3 that polymerizes readily (as in the presence of a peroxide)
2. or methyl methacrylate resin : an acrylic resin made by polymerization of monomeric methyl methacrylate

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Chem.
a colorless, volatile, flammable, water-insoluble, liquid, unsaturated ester, C5H8O2, that polymerizes readily to a clear plastic. Cf. Lucite, Plexiglas.
[1930-35]

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methyl methacrylate,
a tough, transparent plastic obtained by the polymerization of the methyl ester of methacrylic acid. It is sold under various trade names, such as Plexiglas and Lucite.

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