Acrylate vs. Acrylic

By Jaxson

  • Acrylate

    Acrylates (IUPAC: prop-2-enoates) are the salts, esters, and conjugate bases of acrylic acid and its derivatives. The acrylate ion is the anion CH2=CHCOO−. Often acrylate refers to esters of acrylic acid, the most common member being methyl acrylate. Acrylates contain vinyl groups directly attached to the carbonyl carbon. These monomers are of interest because they are bifunctional: the vinyl group is susceptible to polymerization and the carboxylate group carries myriad functionality. Modified acrylates are also numerous, include methacrylates (CH2=C(CH3)CO2R) and cyanoacrylates (CH2=C(CN)CO2R).

  • Acrylate (noun)

    Any salt or ester of acrylic acid.

  • Acrylic (adjective)

    Derived from acrylic acid or acrylonitrile.

  • Acrylic (adjective)

    Containing an acrylic resin.

  • Acrylic (noun)

    An acrylic resin.

  • Acrylic (noun)

    A paint containing an acrylic resin.

    “When it comes to painting, i prefer using acrylics as my medium.”

  • Acrylic (noun)

    A painting executed using such a paint.

  • Acrylic (noun)

    A thick sheet of plastic.

  • Acrylic (noun)

    A liquid coating system based on an acrylic resin

  • Acrylic (adjective)

    (of synthetic resins and textile fibres) made from polymers of acrylic acid or acrylates

    “a red acrylic jumper”

  • Acrylic (adjective)

    (of paint) based on acrylic resin as a medium

    “acrylic colours”

  • Acrylic (noun)

    an acrylic textile fibre

    “a sweater in four-ply acrylic”

  • Acrylic (noun)

    an acrylic paint

    “washes of white acrylic”

    “she paints mainly in acrylics”

Oxford Dictionary

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