Agent Name

Polychloroprene

Alternative Name

Neoprene

CAS Number

9010-98-4

Formula

(C4-H5-Cl)x-

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

Neoprene; 1,3-Butadiene, 2-chloro-, homopolymer; 1,3-Butadiene, 2-chloro-, polymers; 1,4-cis-Poly(chloropene); 2-Chloro-1,3-butadiene homopolymer; 2-Chloro-1,3-butadiene polymer; Bostik 1410; Chlorobutadiene polymer; Chloroprene polymer; Denkalac M 30; Dispercoll C 84; Duprene; EC 1368; FS 651; Gr-M; Hibon 5300; Nairit; Perbunan C; Plastifix PC; Politrans 1219; Poly(2-chloro-1,3-butadiene); Poly(2-chlorobutadiene); Sovprene; Svitpren; Vulkolep RS 3; trans-1,4-Polychloroprene; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Polymers

Description

A synthetic elastomer (solid, latex, or flexible foam); [Hawley] Amber chunks; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a solid (rubber products including cements, linings, and coatings), liquid (specialty items), and foam (adhesive tape, seat cushions, carpet backing, and sealants); [Hawley] Rubber polymers in decreasing order of volume produced are styrene-butadiene, polybutadiene, ethylenepropylene, butadiene-acrylonitrile, and polychloroprene; [Rosenstock, p. 1025]

Comments

May cause irritation; [MSDSonline]

Adverse Effects
IARC Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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