About the book
Acrylates are a family of hydrophilic polymers; this is what it called a polyelectrolyte. That is to say, each repeat unit has an ionizable group. In this case, in water they easily absorb many times their own weight. Polymers that do this are called superabsorbers. Acrylates are made from vinyl monomers. Some acrylates have an extra methyl groups attached to the alpha carbon or directly attached to the carbonyl carbon formed ester groups. Acrylic elastomer is a general term for a type of synthetic rubber whose main component is acrylic acid alkylester (ethyl or butyl ester). Acrylic elastomer has characteristics of heat and oil resistance. Acrylic paint is a fast-drying paint made of pigment suspended in acrylic polymer emulsion. Acrylic paints are water-soluble, but become water-resistant when dry, it also less a stain on clothes than oil paint. Acrylic fibers are synthetic fibers made from a polymer (polyacrylonitrile) with an average molecular weight of ~100,000, about 1900 monomer units. For a fiber to be called "acrylic" in the US, the polymer must contain at least 85% acrylonitrile monomer. It is manufactured as a filament, then cut into short staple lengths similar to wool hairs, and spun into yarn. Acrylic fiber is lightweight, soft, and warm, with a wool-like feel. Adhesive acrylate used in pressure-sensitive tapes, labels, glue dots, note pads, automobile trim, and a wide variety of other products.