Acronyms that contain the term (hydroxyethyl)methacrylate
What does (hydroxyethyl)methacrylate mean? This page is about the various possible meanings of the acronym, abbreviation, shorthand or slang term: (hydroxyethyl)methacrylate.
Methyl Methacrylate A
Methyl Methacrylate An
Poly(Acrylonitrile Methyl MethAcrylate)
Ethyl Methacrylate and
Ethylene Glycol Methacrylate Phosphate
What does (hydroxyethyl)methacrylate mean?
- Hydroxyethylmethacrylate or HEMA is the monomer that is used to make the polymer polyhydroxyethylmethacrylate. The polymer is hydrophobic; however, when the polymer is subjected to water it will swell due to the molecule's hydrophilic pendant group. Depending on the physical and chemical structure of the polymer, it is capable of absorbing from 10 to 600% water relative to the dry weight. Because of this property, it was one of the first materials to be successfully used in the manufacture of flexible contact lenses