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Dicyclopentadiene

Dicyclopentadiene Dicyclopentadiene
IUPAC Name
HS Code
29029090
Formula
C10H12
Appearance
Clear Colorless Liquid
Cas No.
1755-01-7
Common Names
1,3-Dicyclopentadiene, Bicyclopentadiene, 3a,4,7,7a-Tetrahydro-1H-4,7-methanoindene, DCPD
Packaging
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Category
  • Adhesive
  • Plastics and Rubbers
Sub Category
  • Adhesives

 

Brief Overview

DICYCLOPENTADIENE is a chemical compound with formula C10H12. At room temperature, it is a clear light yellow color liquid with an acrid odor. DCPD is highly reactive and thus a useful intermediate in the preparation of a variety of performance chemicals.

 

Manufacturing Process

Dicyclopentadiene is co-produced in large quantities in the steam cracking of naphtha and gas oils to ethylene. Its manufacturing process is a part of the separation stage of crude C5 streams which is a by-product of ethylene manufacturing.

Resins:

Dicyclopentadiene is used in a wide variety of products. It is part of the resins used in molded parts for example boat hulls, shower stalls and tubs.

 

Rubbers, adhesives:

DCPD is also used in the production of EPDM rubber that is used for its heat and weather resistance. Moreover, dicyclopentadiene can be found in the manufacture of various adhesives, varnishes, inks and paints.