methyl methacrylate

noun Chemistry.
a colorless, volatile, flammable, water-insoluble, liquid, unsaturated ester, C 5 H 8 O 2 , that polymerizes readily to a clear plastic.
Compare Lucite, Plexiglas.


Origin:
1930–35

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methyl methacrylate
 
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a colourless liquid compound, used in the manufacture of certain methacrylate resins. Formula: CH2C(CH3)COOCH3

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