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2-Ethylhexyl Methacrylate (EHMA)

CAS: 688-84-6

2-Ethylhexyl Methacrylate is an acrylic monomer with molecular formula C12H22O2 and a molecular weight of 198,3. 2-Ethylhexyl Methacrylate is also known as 2-EHMA; Octyl Methacrylate; Ethylhexyl Methacrylate; 2-Ethylhexyl methacrylate; Ethyl-2-Hexylmethacrylate; 2-Propenoic acid 2-methyl-, 2-ethylhexyl ester; Methacrylic acid 2-ethylhexyl ester; 2-Ethyl-1-hexyl methacrylate. It is a colourless liquid with a ester like odour, hardly soluble in water and is used as a raw material component in the synthesis of polymers.

2-Ethylhexyl Methacrylate (2-EHMA) is a monofunctional monomer consisting of a methacrylate group with a characteristic high reactivity and a cyclic branched hydrophobic group.





2-Ethylhexyl Methacrylate (2-EHMA) is an ester of Methacrylic acid.


2-Ethylhexyl Methacrylate (2-EHMA) is stable but may polymerize upon exposure to light. it’s stabilized with hydroquinone monomethyl ether. 2-EHMA is heat sensitive and incompatible with strong acids, strong oxidizing agents and strong bases.


2-Ethylhexyl Methacrylate (2-EHMA) forms homopolymers and copolymers.

Copolymers of 2-Ethylhexyl Methacrylate (2-EHMA) can be prepared with (meth)acrylic acid and its salts, amides, and esters, and with (meth)acrylates, acrylonitrile, maleic acid esters, vinyl acetate, vinyl chloride, vinylidene chloride, styrene, unsaturated polyesters and drying oils, etc. 

2-Ethylhexyl Methacrylate (2-EHMA) is also a very useful feedstock for chemical syntheses because it readily undergoes addition reactions with a wide variety of organic and inorganic compounds.

Features & Benefits:

  • Chemical resistance
  • Hydrophobicity
  • Flexibility
  • Scratch resistance
  • Adhesion
  • Heat resistance
  • High solids
  • Weatherability


2-Ethylhexyl Methacrylate (2-EHMA) is mainly used for Coating resins, Plastic improver, Reactive Systems, Textile treating agents, Fabric auxiliary, Paper & Water, Lubricating oil additives, Adhesives and also Dental materials.


2-Ethylhexyl Methacrylate (2-EHMA) is available in bulk in ISO tank-container or packed in drums or IBC.

Arpadis is one of the largest chemical distributor in Europe.

Arpadis is handling the storage, transport, export & import formalities of 2-Ethylhexyl Methacrylate (2-EHMA) globally.