Definition of methacrylate in English:

methacrylate

noun

Chemistry
  • A salt or ester of methacrylic acid, especially any of these esters used in making resins by polymerization.

    • ‘Other chemicals Spry discussed include peracetic acid, hydrogen peroxide, formalin, and methyl methacrylate.’
    • ‘The most durable exterior house paints are based on acrylic co-polymers of materials like methyl methacrylate and butyl acrylate.’
    • ‘About 20% is used in the manufacture of methyl methacrylate to make plastics such as acrylic plastic, which can be used in place of glass.’
    • ‘Another derivative, guaiacol glyceryl ether, is an ingredient in cough medicines, and glycerol methacrylate is used in the manufacture of soft contact lenses to make them permeable to air.’
    • ‘Other monomers in the plurality include acrylic acid and methyl methacrylate.’

Pronunciation:

methacrylate

/mɪˈθakrɪleɪt/