methyl methacrylate

noun

: a volatile flammable liquid C5H8O2 that polymerizes readily and is used especially as a monomer for resins

Examples of methyl methacrylate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Officials also identified ethyl acrylate and methyl methacrylate in the solution that spilled into the Delaware River. Theara Coleman, The Week, 27 Mar. 2023 The Dorgan lab made their new composite resin by dissolving PLA in a synthetic monomer called methyl methacrylate (MMA), resulting in a syrupy resin. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 26 Aug. 2022 The team produced a syrupy resin by dissolving polylactide, a polymer derived from plants, in a synthetic monomer called methyl methacrylate (MMA). Sophie Bushwick, Scientific American, 26 Aug. 2022 Non-bio degradable by design, plexiglass or poly methyl methacrylate isn’t easy to recycle. Anne Quito, Quartz, 29 June 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1933, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of methyl methacrylate was in 1933

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“Methyl methacrylate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/methyl%20methacrylate. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

methyl methacrylate

noun
: a volatile flammable liquid ester C5H8O2 that polymerizes readily and is used especially as a monomer for acrylic resin

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