Agent Name

Vinyl cyclohexene dioxide

CAS Number

106-87-6

Formula

C8-H12-O2

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

1,2-Epoxy-4-(epoxyethyl)cyclohexane; 1-Epoxyethyl-3,4-epoxycyclohexane; 1-Ethyleneoxy-3,4-epoxycyclohexane; 1-Vinyl-3-cyclohexene dioxide; 3-(1,2-Epoxyethyl)-7-oxabicyclo(4.1.0)heptane; 3-(Epoxyethyl)-7-oxabicyclo(4.1.0)heptane; 3-Oxiranyl-7-oxabicyclo(4.1.0)heptane; 4-(1,2-Epoxyethyl)-7-oxabicyclo(4.1.0)heptane; 4-(Epoxyethyl)-7-oxabicyclo(4.1.0)heptane; 4-Vinlycyclohexene dioxide; 4-Vinyl-1,2-cyclohexene diepoxide; 4-Vinyl-1-cyclohexene diepoxide; 4-Vinyl-1-cyclohexene dioxide; 4-Vinylcyclohexene diepoxide; 4-Vinylcyclohexene dioxide; 7-Oxabicyclo(4.1.0)heptane, 3-(epoxyethyl)-; 7-Oxabicyclo(4.1.0)heptane, 3-oxiranyl-; Chissonox 206 monomer; Cyclohexane, 1,2-epoxy-4-(epoxyethyl)-; RD4; UCET textile finish 11-74 (Obs.); Vinyl cyclohexene diepoxide; Vinylcyclohexene dioxide; [ChemIDplus] UN2810

Category

Epoxides

Description

Colorless liquid; [NIOSH]

Sources/Uses

Used in the plastics industry to manufacture polymers and other organic chemicals; [ACGIH]

Comments

A potential skin sensitizer; [HSDB] VCD causes male and female reproductive damage in high-dose animal studies. [ACGIH] May cause respiratory tract irritation and pulmonary edema; May cause kidney injury; [ICSC]

Exposure Assessment
Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Yes

TLV (ACGIH)

0.1 ppm

Vapor Pressure

1.17 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 800 ppm/4h

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 230 deg F; VP = 0.1 mm Hg @ 25 deg C; [HSDB]

Reference Link

ICSC: Vinyl cyclohexene dioxide

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Nephrotoxin

Yes

Reproductive Toxin

Yes

IARC Carcinogen

Possible Carcinogen

NTP Carcinogen

Anticipated Human Carcinogen

ACGIH Carcinogen

Confirmed Animal

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