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 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 232-482-5
CAS number 8050-31-5
Equilex Chemicals is an importer into the European Union of glycerol and pentaerythritol esters of rosin. These tackifiers are important components in the formulation of hot melt adhesives, road marking paints and rubber compounds. Our products are produced using mixed tall oil rosin and gum rosin streams to ensure a more consistent end product. Our standard products range from a softening point of 85 °C up to 106 °C. Other grades are available on request.