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
The numerical value of (hydroxyethyl)methacrylate in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of (hydroxyethyl)methacrylate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Images & Illustrations of (hydroxyethyl)methacrylate
Find a translation for the (hydroxyethyl)methacrylate definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these (hydroxyethyl)methacrylate definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"(hydroxyethyl)methacrylate." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Web. 22 May 2017. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/(hydroxyethyl)methacrylate>.