Hexamethylene Diisocyanate

Modified on 2009/10/14 21:48 by admin
Hexamethylene diisocyanate is a pale yellow liquid with a strong odor. It is an industrial chemical that is not known to occur naturally. It is also commonly known as HDI, 1,6-hexamethylene diisocyanate, 1,6-diisocyanatohexane, Mondur HX, and Desmodur H. Hexamethylene diisocyanate is mainly used to make polyurethane foams and coatings. It is also used as a hardener in automobile and airplane paints.

Exposure to hexamethylene diisocyanate occurs mainly in the workplace, where it is used as a paint hardener. Hexamethylene diisocyanate may cause an allergic, asthma-like syndrome, consisting of coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. This chemical has been found in none of the 1,445 National Priorities List sites identified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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Source: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

See Also

  1. Toxic & Hazardous Substances
  2. Lung & Airway Disorders
  3. Hexamethylene Diisocyanate:Frequently Asked Questions
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