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Substance Name: Polyhydroxyethyl methacrylate
RN: 25249-16-5

Note

  • A biocompatible, hydrophilic, inert gel that is permeable to tissue fluids. It is used as an embedding medium for microscopy, as a coating for implants and prostheses, for contact lenses, as microspheres in adsorption research, etc.

Classification Codes

  • TSCA Flag P (a Commenced PMN (Premanufacture Notice) Substance)
  • TSCA Flag S (Substance is Identified in a Proposed or Final SNUR (Significant New Use Rule) under TSCA)

Molecular Formula

  • (C6-H10-O3)x-

Molecular Weight

  • 130.142
 
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Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • Polyhydroxyethyl methacrylate

MeSH Heading

  • Polyhydroxyethyl methacrylate

Synonyms

  • Glycol methacrylate gel
  • Hydroxymethacrylate gel
  • PHEMA
  • Poly(hydroxyethyl methacrylate)
  • Poly-HEMA
  • Polyglycol methacrylate

Systematic Name

  • 2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, 2-hydroxyethyl ester, homopolymer

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 25249-16-5

Other Registry Numbers

  • 1184921-47-8
  • 1307226-01-2
  • 156015-03-1
  • 219840-97-8
  • 329764-01-4
  • 666753-37-3
  • 672962-21-9
  • 82601-55-6
  • 936615-39-3

System Generated Number

  • 0025249165

Molecular Formulas

Molecular Formula

  • (C6-H10-O3)x-

Molecular Formula Fragments

  • C6-H10-O3
  • COMPONENT

Structure Descriptors

Smiles

C(C(C)=C)(OCCO)=O