EINECS number 202-705-0
CAS number 98-83-9
Alpha-methyl styrene or 2-phenylpropene is a colorless or slightly yellow hydrocarbon aromatic, flammable aromatic organic liquid having an unpleasant odor. It is practically insoluble in water. It is a by-product in the productionn of phenol according to the cumene process.
Alpha-methyl styrene (AMS) is a chemical intermediate used in the manufacture of plasticizers, resins and polymers.
EINECS number 203-806-2
CAS number 110-82-7
Cyclohexane is an acyclic hydrocarbon from the Cycloalkane family. It is used as a non polar solvent in the chemical industry and a reactant in industrial production of Adipic acid and caprolactam, intermediates in Nylon production.
EINECS number 201-052-9
CAS number 77-73-6
Dicyclopentadiene, abbreviated DCPD, is the dimer of cyclopentadiene (CPD). In the pure state DCPD is a volatile solid with a characteristic odour. Dicyclopentadiene is coproduced in large quantities in the steam cracking of naphtha and gas oils to ethylene. In addition, it can be prepared in a Diels-Alderreaction of 2 cyclopentadiene molecules.
Most dicyclopentadiene is used as co-monomer in the production of synthetic resins, in particular unsaturated polyesters and synthetic rubbers, for example EPDM. Poly (DCPD), which contains some dicyclopentadiene as monomer is used in printing inks and engineering plastics.
EINECS number 202-422-2
CAS number 95-47-6
Equilex Chemicals is now an importer of high purity orthoxylene into the European Union. OX is extracted from mixed xylene streams and it is the key raw material in the production of phthalic anhydride. OX derivatives are used in a wide range of resins, plasticisers, medicines and dye products.