Definition of methacrylate in English:


Line breaks: meth|acryl|ate
Pronunciation: /mɪˈθakrɪleɪt


  • A salt or ester of methacrylic acid, especially any of these esters used in making resins by polymerization.
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    • The most durable exterior house paints are based on acrylic co-polymers of materials like methyl methacrylate and butyl acrylate.
    • Another derivative, guaiacol glyceryl ether, is an ingredient in cough medicines, and glycerol methacrylate is used in the manufacture of soft contact lenses to make them permeable to air.
    • Other monomers in the plurality include acrylic acid and methyl methacrylate.

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