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Acrylates

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Definition of Acrylates

  1. Generally found in UV gel nail products, or other artificial nail products. Acrylates are a family of polymers (ethyl acrylate, ethyl methacrylate, and methyl methacrylate), which are a type of vinyl polymer. Acrylates are made from Acrylate monomers which are esters that contain vinyl groups, that is, two carbon atoms double-bonded to each other, directly attached to the carbonyl carbon.


Added to the Nail Glossary on November 4, 2016

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