Definition of methacrylic acid in English:

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methacrylic acid

Pronunciation: /ˌmeTHəˌkrilik ˈasid/


A colorless, low-melting solid that polymerizes when distilled and is used in the manufacture of synthetic resins.
  • Alternative name: 1-methylacrylic acid; chemical formula: CH2C(CH3)COOH.
Example sentences
  • Different functionality may be introduced by using comonomers such as methacrylic acid (carboxylic acid groups) or hydroxy ethyl acrylate (hydroxyl groups).
  • Cysteine is known to react chemically with methacrylic acid to give S - 2-carboxypropyl cysteine, so providing a route to the alkyl groups in ACSO, PeCSO, and PCSO.
  • The release data shows that, as the concentration of methacrylic acid was increased, swelling increased resulting in increased release of the drug.

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Syllabification: meth·a·cryl·ic ac·id

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