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Skeletal formula of methylenebisacrylamide
Ball-and-stick model of the methylenebisacrylamide model
IUPAC name
3D model (Jmol)
ECHA InfoCard 100.003.411
EC Number 203-750-9
MeSH C021221
Molar mass 154.17 g·mol−1
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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N,N'-Methylenebisacrylamide (MBAm or MBAA[1]) is a cross-linking agent [2]used during the formation of polymers such as polyacrylamide. Its molecular formula is C7H10N2O2. Bisacrylamide is used in biochemistry as it is one of the compounds of the polyacrylamide gel (used for SDS-PAGE). Bisacrylamide polymerizes with acrylamide and is capable of creating cross-links between polyacrylamide chains, thus creating a network of polyacrylamide rather than unconnected linear chains of polyacrylamide.


  1. ^ Yuan-na Sun; et al. (2014). "Super Tough, Ultrastretchable, and Thermoresponsive Hydrogels with Functionalized Triblock Copolymer Micelles as Macro-Cross-Linkers". ACS Macro Letters. 3 (5): 496–500. doi:10.1021/mz500221j. 
  2. ^ Denizli, Betul Kirci; Can, Hatice Kaplan; Rzaev, Zakir M. O.; Guner, Ali (2004-09-03). "Preparation conditions and swelling equilibria of dextran hydrogels prepared by some crosslinking agents". Polymer. 45 (19): 6431–6435. doi:10.1016/j.polymer.2004.07.067. 


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