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Hydroxyethyl Methacrylate


Specification of Hydroxyethyl methacrylate: Hydroxyethyl methacrylate is a colorless, clear liquid with a sweet odor that is water soluble. It is a methacrylic acid ester used to create the polymer poly hydroxyethyl methacrylate, one of the first materials to be successfully used in flexible contact lenses.
Item Index
Appearance Clear, colorless, volatile liquid
Density  g/cm3 1.1±0.1 g/cm3
Freezing point  ℃ (-12 °C)
Boiling point(760mmHg)℃ 189.0±0.0 °C
Explosion range VOL in the air 3.30%
Flash point ℃  97.2±0.0 °C
Viscosity cp 6.79/25 ℃
Flow point ≤60
Product Standard:
Item high quality product rate first class
Color(APHA) ≤30 ≤30
Purity%(WT) 97% 93%
Water%(WT) ≤0.2 ≤0.3
Free acidity %(WT) ≤0.3 ≤0.5
Inhibitor ppm(WT) 250±50 250±50

Packing & Storage

Packing 200L plastic drums, ISO tanks or Bulk
Storage Store in a cool, ventilated warehouse. Keep away from fire and heat sources. The warehouse temperature should not exceed 30℃ to keep the container airtight. Low storage temperature is best, it is recommended to avoid storage temperature exceeding 25℃
Shipping Room temperature in continental US; may vary elsewhere

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q:What is hydroxyethyl methacrylate used for?.

A:Hydroxyethyl methacrylate can be used in a wide range of downstream applications. Hydroxyethyl methacrylate is easy to polymerize and has good polymer biocompatibility, so it can be used as medical polymer materials to manufacture contact lenses, artificial corneas, dental materials, orthopedic materials and other products. In the chemical industry, hydroxyethyl methacrylate can be used in the field of resin, coating and rubber modification, used to produce modified acrylic resin, two-component coating, advanced automotive paint, synthetic fiber adhesive and other products. Hydroxyethyl methacrylate is one of the most researched and most valuable products in the market among special esters of methacrylic acid.
Hydroxyethyl methacrylate is widely used in medical and chemical industries, especially with the rapid development of high-end medical materials, high-end coatings and other industries, the market demand for high-end hydroxyethyl methacrylate is increasingly strong, and the industry has broad prospects for future development. China is one of the major producers of hydroxyethyl methacrylate in the world, but the products produced at this stage are mainly at the middle and low end, and it does not have the capability of mass production of high-end products yet.

Q:Is hydroxyethyl methacrylate toxic?
A:Hydroxyethyl methacrylate is a toxic chemical that is harmful to the body when inhaled, orally ingested or absorbed through the skin. Its vapors or fumes are irritating to the eyes, skin, mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract. Toxic manifestations include burning sensation, coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, laryngitis, headache, nausea and vomiting. It can cause allergic reactions. The substance may be hazardous to the environment and special attention should be given to water bodies.

Q:What is hydroxyethyl methacrylate ?
A:Hydroxyethyl methacrylate is an organic substance with molecular formula C6H10O3 and molecular weight 130.1418, colorless transparent and easy flowing liquid.Hydroxyethyl methacrylate is a functional monomer, flammable, soluble in water, soluble in the usual organic solution agents, and extremely easy to polymerize for the preparation of thermosetting acrylic coatings butadiene rubber emulsion modifiers. It is used in a wide range of applications, including acrylic-modified polyurethane coatings, water-soluble plating coating binders, fiber finishing agents, paper coatings, photosensitive coatings and various resins for substances such as PVC resin modifiers.

Q:How do you store hydroxyethyl methacrylate ?
A:It is packed in sealed iron drums, and usually commodities are added with polymerization inhibitors. Store in a cool, ventilated, rainproof and sunproof warehouse. Keep away from fire and heat source. Keep away from light. Storage temperature should not exceed 37℃. The package should be sealed and not in contact with air. It should be stored separately from oxidizers, acids and bases, and should not be mixed with storage and transportation. It is not suitable to store a large amount or for a long time. Use explosion-proof lighting and ventilation facilities. Prohibit the use of spark-prone machinery and tools. The storage area should be equipped with leakage emergency treatment equipment and suitable shelter materials.

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