Cyclopolymerization Monomer: AOMA™ Specialty Acrylate monomer

Basic Information

AOMA™ combines hardness and toughness and improves adhesion to a variety of substrates!
Low viscosity and highly reactive cyclopolymerizable monomer

Illustration of Chemical Structure

AOMA™ is a new cyclopolymerization monomer developed by Nippon Shokubai.
Polymers with a ring structure in the main chain can be obtained by radical polymerization.

Chemical Formula C8H12O3
Molecular Weight 156.18
Boiling Point 84°C (2 kPa)
Specific Gravity1.01 g/cm³ (20°C)
Viscosity 1.57 mPa·s (25°C)
SolubilitySoluble in various organic solvents, slightly soluble in water

Features and Properties

Monomer: low viscosity, excellent dilutability and rapid UV curability
Polymer: Good adhesion to various substratesCombination of “hardness and heat resistance” and “flexibility and toughness”

Examples of Applications

AOMA™ has one of the lowest viscosities among existing functional monomers. AOMA™ has excellent dissolution and dilution properties for various oligomers and polymers, and exhibits high radical polymerization properties similar to those of acrylic monomers. When used as a reactive diluent, the main agent can be blended at high concentrations, and its inks can perform better than conventional products in applications such as UV-curable inkjet inks.

AOMA™ polymers are highly evaluated as a material that combines “hardness and heat resistance” and “flexibility and restorative properties,” both of which were conventionally considered difficult to achieve. AOMA™ is effective in achieving resilience and heat resistance for items printed by UV curable 3D printers. AOMA™ exhibits good adhesion to a wide range of substrates, including glass, metals, and various plastics, and is expected to be applied to a variety of applications, including coatings for flexible devices and adhesives for binding different substrates.

Technical Information