Agent Name

1,4-Cyclohexanedimethanol

CAS Number

105-08-8

Formula

C8-H16-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1,4-Bis(hydroxymethyl)cyclohexane; 1,4-CHDM; 1,4-Cyclohexamethylenebis methylol; 1,4-Dimethylolcyclohexane; CHDM; Cyclohexane-1,4-dimethanol; Rikabinol DM; Cyclohex-1,4-ylenedimethanol; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Alcohols and Polyols, Other

Description

Liquid; [HSDB] White low melting solid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in polyester films and protective coatings; for the reduction of reaction time in esterification; as a chemical intermediate for linear polyester fibers, polyester resins, unsaturated resins, high performance polyester enamels, polyurethane foams and elastomers, cyclohexane dimethanol glycidyl ether, and for its dimethacrylate ester derivative; [HSDB]

Comments

Causes proteinuria and weight loss in feeding studies of rats; [RTECS] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 166 deg C; [HSDB]

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