European Chemical Marketing BV


European Chemical Marketing BV

Methyl Methacrylate Monomer


We are a major distributor of Methyl Methacrylate Monomer for Eastern and Western Europe, but with excellent opportunities for export outside of Europe.

Description and uses

Methyl Methacrylate Monomer (MMA) is an ester of Methacrylic Acid. MMA is a clear, colorless, volatile liquid with a characteristic odor, slightly soluble in water and miscible with most organic solvents.
Some examples on the use of MMA:

  • acrylic sheet for architectural and automotive glazing, advertising signs, glazing and skylights, interior and exterior lighting, decorative panels
  • acrylic and modified molding compound for lighting, optical lenses, packaging, medical devices, impact modifiers
  • acrylic lattices for paints, floor polishes, waxes, adhesives, sizing
  • acrylic solutions for lacquers and thermosetting automotive and appliance enamels
  • acrylic resins

MMA is also used to impregnate wood and modify polyester resins to improve weather ability, gloss and hardness. MMA is also used for acrylic fibers, oil additives, the impregnation of concrete to make it water-repellent and also has uses in the fields of medicine and dentistry to make prosthetic devices and as a ceramic filler or cement.

MMA is a reactive monomer and can readily be polymerized with itself or with other monomers to form thermoplastic and thermosetting polymers. It's polymers have a wide range of properties and applications. Acrylic polymers can be produced by bulk, solution, emulsion, or suspension polymerization in the form of sheets, films, foams, molding pellets, powders, lattices, and solutions.
MMA is sometimes used in the beauty industry as an ingredient for artificial nails. Experts point out that, for various reasons, MMA is unsuitable for this application and a much better alternative Ethyl Methacrylate (EMA) is available.


Acrylic sheet | Adhesives | Dental | Dispersions/Emulsions | Enamels | Paper & Water | Plastics | Reactive Systems

Safety information

Detailed safety information is contained in each material data safety sheet, which can be obtained from our sales offices.

Product details

Product group Non Funcional Monomers
Synonym product Metakrylan Metylu, Metil metakrilat, Metacrilat de Metil, Methyl methakrylát, Metylmetakrylat, Metyylimetakrylaatti, Méthacrylate de Méthyle, Metacrilato de Metilo, 2-Propenoic Acid, 2-methyl-,methyl ester
Package Bulk
Packed Materials
Statistics number 2916-14-10(-00)
Cas number 80-62-6
Cus number 20199
EC number 201-297-1
RID/ADR number 3
UN number 1247

Physical properties

Molecular weight 100.1
Specific gravity (20°C) 0.943
Refractive index Nd (20°C) 1.414
Vapor pressure mmHg (20°C) 29
Explosive limits in air % Lower 2.12
Explosive limits in air % Higher 12.50
Boiling point °C 100.8
Heat of Polymerization kcal/ml 13
Flash point closed cup °C 10
Auto ignition temperature, °C 430
Freezing point °C -48.2
Viscosity C.P.S. (25°C) 0.57
Solubility % at 20°C, # in water 1.60
Solubility % at 20°C, water in # 1.15


ECEM provides a full range of related products used in the production of adhesives, acrylic resins, paints & lacquers. Please contact us for information about our specialty products.

For more information about pricing, specification, health & safety issues or if you would like to receive some more information about this product please contact ECEM.