Definition of acrylate in English:

acrylate

noun

Chemistry
  • A salt or ester of acrylic acid.

    • ‘The most durable exterior house paints are based on acrylic co-polymers of materials like methyl methacrylate and butyl acrylate.’
    • ‘They can contain chemicals such as acrylate, peroxides, bisphenol, formaldehyde, polyurethane, toluene, and xylene, some of which have been suspected of toxicity.’
    • ‘Important monomers which undergo these reactions include styrene, methylmethacrylate, vinyl acetate, vinyl chloride, and other acrylates.’
    • ‘Classes of polymers used in integrated optics include acrylates, polyimides, polycarbonates, and olefins.’
    • ‘The UV systems are based on urethane acrylates, which are necessary for excellent weathering properties.’

Pronunciation:

acrylate

/ˈakrɪleɪt/