DMDO for chain transfer agent

Product

DMDO (1,8-Dimercapto-3,6-dioxaoctane) is a di-functional chain transfer agent commonly used in the manufacturing of acrylic polymers.

 

DMDO is also a low odor mercaptan well suited in the substitution of thiolactic acid for example.

Identity

CAS number
14970-87-7
Chemical name
1,8-Dimercapto-3,6-dioxaoctane, 1,2-Bis(2-mercaptoethoxy)ethane, 3,6-Dioxa-1,8-octanedithiol, Ethylene Glycol Bis(2-mercaptoethyl) Ether
Common name
DMDO

Properties

  • Flash point (closed cup): 129°C
  • Low mercaptan odor
  • Solubility in water (20°C): 1.5-2% in weight
  • Density (25°C): 1140 kg/m3
  • Boiling point (760 mm Hg): 225°C

 

Geographic availability

Worldwide

Markets

  • Chemical and plastics industry
    • Polymer engineering
  • Packaging and Paper
  • Paint, coatings and adhesives
    • Adhesives and sealants

Applications

  • Chain transfer agent
 
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