methacrylic acid

Occurs in oil from Roman camomile; used in the manufacture of methacrylate resins and plastics. SYN: methylacrylic acid.

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meth·acryl·ic acid .meth-ə-.kril-ik- n an acid C4H6O2 used esp. in making acrylic resins or plastics

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meth·a·cryl·ic ac·id (meth″ə-krilґik) an organic acid, 2-methylpropenoic acid, that polymerizes easily to form a ceramic-like mass. Its esters, methyl and polymethyl methacrylate, are used in the manufacture of acrylic resins and plastics.

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  • Methacrylic acid — IUPAC name …   Wikipedia

  • methacrylic acid — [meth΄ə kril′ik] n. [ METH(YL) + ACRYLIC] a colorless liquid, CH2:C(CH3)COOH, prepared by treating acetone cyanohydrin with dilute sulfuric acid: it is readily polymerized and is used in making synthetic resins …   English World dictionary

  • methacrylic acid — metakrilo rūgštis statusas T sritis chemija formulė CH₂=C(CH₃)COOH atitikmenys: angl. methacrylic acid rus. метакриловая кислота ryšiai: sinonimas – 2 metilpropeno rūgštis …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • methacrylic acid — noun an unsaturated acid (C4H6O2) used to make resins and plastics • Syn: ↑2 methylpropenoic acid • Hypernyms: ↑acid …   Useful english dictionary

  • methacrylic acid — noun A colourless liquid, an unsaturated organic acid, used in the manufacture of resins and plastics, with the chemical formula CH:C(CH)COOH. Syn: 2 methyl 2 propenoic acid …   Wiktionary

  • methacrylic acid — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1865 an acid C4H6O2 used especially in making acrylic resins or plastics …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • methacrylic acid — /meth euh kril ik, meth /, Chem. a colorless, liquid acid, C4H6O2, produced synthetically, whose methyl ester, methyl methacrylate, polymerizes to yield a clear plastic. Cf. Lucite, Plexiglas. [1860 65; METH + ACRYLIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • methacrylic acid — noun Chemistry a low melting solid acid which polymerizes when distilled, used to make synthetic resins …   English new terms dictionary

  • methacrylic acid — meth′a•cryl′ic ac′id [[t]ˈmɛθ əˈkrɪl ɪk, ˌmɛθ [/t]] n. chem. a liquid acid, C4H6O2 • Etymology: 1860–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • methacrylic acid — /ˌmɛθəkrɪlɪk ˈæsəd/ (say .methuhkrilik asuhd) noun a synthetically produced, colourless, crystalline, water soluble substance, CH2C(CH3)COOH, the esters of which are used in making plastics, as perspex …   Australian English dictionary

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