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Hydroxyethyl Methacrylate

Hydroxyethyl Methacrylate

HEMA, or 2-Hydroxyethyl Methacrylate, is a clear, colorless liquid with a mild odor. It is a versatile monomer commonly used in the production of various polymers and resins. HEMA offers excellent adhesion, chemical resistance, and UV stability, making it suitable for applications in adhesives, coatings, dental materials, and biomedical products.

Chemical Formula:

C6H10O3

CAS Number:

868-77-9

Synonyms:

Hydroxyethyl Methacrylate, Ethylene Glycol Methacrylate, Ethylene Glycol Monomethacrylate, 2-Hydroxyethyl 2-methylprop-2-enoate, Ethyl Glycol Methacrylate, Glycol Monomethacrylate.

Characteristics

Molar Weight

130.14 g/mol

Melting Point

-13.5°C

Boiling Point

212-214°C

Solubility

Miscible in water, soluble in most organic solvents

Density

1.11 g/cm

Forms

Clear, colorless liquid

Odor

Mild, characteristic odor

USES AND APPLICATIONS

Key applications

  • Adhesives and Sealants
  • Coatings and Paints
  • Dental Materials
  • Biomedical Products
  • Printing Inks
  • Textile Auxiliaries
  • Waterborne Polymers
  • UV-Curable Resins
  • Personal Care Products

Industries

  • Construction
  • Automotive
  • Industrial Manufacturing
  • Dental
  • Biomedical and Healthcare
  • Printing and Packaging
  • Textile and Apparel
  • Paint and Coatings
  • Personal Care and Cosmetics

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