2-Hydroxy Ethyl Meth Acrylate is perhaps the most widely studied and used neutral hydrophilic monomer. The monomer is soluble, its homopolymer is water-insoluble but plasticized and swollen in water. This monomer is the basis for many hydrogel products such as soft contact lenses, as well as polymer binders for controlled drug release, absorbants for body fluids and lubricious coatings.

Substance name:2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate, stabilized
Trade name:2-Hydroxy Ethyl Methacrylate
EC no:212-782-2
CAS no:868-77-9
HS code:29161400
Synonyms:2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate / 2-hydroxyethyl-2-methyl-2-propenoate / 2-hydroxyethyl-2-methylpropenoate / 2-methyl-2-propenoic acid 2-hydroxyethyl ester / 2-propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, 2-hydroxyethyl ester / beta-hydroxyethylmethacrylate / BISOMER HEMA / ethylene glycol methacrylate / ethylene glycol monomethacrylate / ethylene glycol, monomethacrylate / glycol methacrylate / glycol monomethacrylate / HEMA / hydroxyethyl methacrylate / metacrylic acid, 2-hydroxyethyl ester / methacrylic acid 2-hydroxyethyl ester / methylpropenoic acid, hydroxyethyl ester / mhoromer / monomer MG-1 / monomethacrylic ether of ethylene glycol / Substances with a flash-point above 60 °C and not more than 100 °C / Substances with a flash-point above 60 °C and not more than 100 °C, which do not belong to another class)