Agent Name

Dicyclopentadiene dioxide

CAS Number

81-21-0

Formula

C10-H12-O2

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

1,2:5,6-Diepoxy-3a,4,5,6,7,7a-hexahydro-4,7-methanoindan; 1,2:5,6-Diepoxyhexahydro-4,7-methanoindan; 2,4-Methano-2H-bisoxireno(a,f)indene, octahydro-; 2,4-Methano-2H-indeno(1,2-b:5,6-b')bisoxirene, octahydro-; 4,7-Methanoindan, 1,2:5,6-diepoxy-3a,4,5,6,7,7a-hexahydro-; 4,7-Methanoindan, 1,2:5,6-diepoxyhexahydro-; 4,7-Methanoindan, 1,2:5,6-diepoxyhexahydro-, mixed isomers; 4,7-Methanoindan, 3a,4,5,6,7,7a-hexahydro-1,2:5,6-diepoxy-; Bicyclopentadiene dioxide; Dicyclopentadiene diepoxide; Dicyclopentadiene dioxide (VAN); Dicyclopentadiene dioxide, 70% exo isomers, 30% endo isomers; EP 207; Epoxide 207; Unox 207; Unox 207X; Unox epoxide 207; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Epoxides

Description

White solid; [Hawley] Cream to pale brown solid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as an intermediate for epoxy resins, plasticizers, and protective coatings; as a rubber additive; and for high temperature and high performance adhesives; [HSDB]

Comments

Mild irritant on rabbit skin; Methemoglobinemia, CNS effects, and proteinuria reported in inhalation studies of rats; [RTECS] Emergency treatment: "irritants"; [HSDB] An eye irritant; [MSDSonline]

Adverse Effects
Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

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