Methyl methacrylate is colorless transparent liquid at room temperature, easily soluble in hot water, ethanol and most organic solvents. Easy polymerization. The vapor can form an explosive mixture with air. With moderate toxicity, have a strong irritation for the skin and mucous membranes, but no carcinogenesis. So what is the use of it?
1. as monomer to synthesize PMMA
2. is used as surface coating
3. to synthesie the anti-impact modifying agent ACF and MBS for PVC plastics
4. to synthesize higher grade metacrylic acid ester, as the second moner for acrylic fibers, acrylic acid adhesives, unsaturated polyester crosslinking agent, lubricant oil and etc.