Polymacon

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Polymacon
Identifiers
25053-81-0 YesY
ChemSpider  YesY
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Infobox references

Polymacon is a non-proprietary (i.e., generic) term for a hydrophilic polymer of 2-hydroxyethylmethacrylate (HEMA) cross-linked with ethylene glycol dimethacrylate (62%) and water (38%).[1] It is used in the manufacture of soft contact lenses, and is considered a low hydration hydrogel of nonionic polymer.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zia Chaudhuri; Murugesan Vanathi (2012), Postgraduate Ophthalmology, JP Medical Ltd, pp. 79–80, ISBN 978-93-5025-270-3 
  2. ^ Joseph C. Salamone (23 July 1996), Polymeric Materials Encyclopedia, CRC Press, p. 1507, ISBN 978-0-8493-2470-3