Product Information
Plastics/Polymers Methacrylate Derivatives

Methyl methacrylate

General name
Methyl methacrylate (MMA)
Sales format
Liquid (drum cans, ISO containers, tanker trucks, ships)

MMA is used for resins

Since 1959, Kuraray has manufactured MMA and developed its MMA business from upstream to downstream. MMA is used for PMMA (molding materials, sheets and films), plastic modifiers, paints and paper coatings. In recent years, it has also been used in a wide range of applications as a material for various resins such as transparent ABS polymer and MS polymer.

Applications

PMMA (molding materials)

PMMA boards (sheets)

Paints, emulsions

Transparent resins, resin modifiers

Paper coating agents

Characteristics

Names of chemicals (product names)

Methyl methacrylate

CAS number

80-62-6

Chemical Substances Control Law number

(2)-1036

Standard grades and properties

Form

Liquid

Colors

Colorless

Odor

Pungent odor ※

Melting point

-48ºC

Boiling point

101.0ºC (101.3kPa)

Decomposition point

No data

Flash point

11ºC (tag closed cup test)

Ignition point

421ºC

Vapor pressure

4.666kPa (20ºC)

Density

0.944 g/cm3 (20ºC) ※

Solubility

Solvent solubility

Water solubility 1.59 wt%, (20ºC)

Solvent solubility

Mixes with alcohol and ether

Partition coefficient: n-octanol/water ※

Log Pow = 1.38 (actual measurement)

Specific heat

1.87 J/g

Heat of polymerization

54.0 kJ/mol

Refractive index

1.4118 (25ºC)

Contact us

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Chemicals Marketing and Sales Section,
Methacrylate Materials Marketing and Sales Department, Methacrylate Division
Kuraray Co., Ltd.
Ote Center Building, 1-1-3, Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8115, Japan
Tel.: +81-3-6701-1931
Fax.: +81-3-6701-1575