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Environmental Organic Chemistry for Engineers by James G. Speight

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Appendix

Table A1

Uses of Select Organic Chemicals

Chemicals (in Alphabetical Order)Structure and PropertiesTypical Examples of Use
Acrylic materials: polymethyl methacrylate, man-made organic polymersLarge organic molecules formed by polymerizing unsaturated molecules (alkenes with the Cglyph_dbndC double bond) such as methyl acrylate (methyl propanoate), methyl methyl acrylate (methyl 2-methyl propanoate), acrylonitrile, and acrylic.Used to make tough flexible plastics or sticky resins that can solidify in context, e.g., paints, molded bone substitute. These resins and plastics have a huge range of uses. Poly(methyl acrylate) is used in emulsion form ...

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