Dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) is a colorless, waxy, flammable solid or liquid, with a camphor-like odor.
Benefits and Applications
DCPD is found in inks, adhesives and polyester resins for molded parts, such as tubs, shower stalls and boat hulls.
Storage and Handling
Do not handle near heat, sparks or flame. Avoid contact with incompatible agents. Use only with adequate ventilation/personal protection. Avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothing. Do not enter storage area unless adequately ventilated. Metal containers involved in the transfer of this material should be grounded and bonded.
Keep containers tightly closed when not in use and store in a well-ventilated area. Isolate incompatible materials such as oxidizers. Containers should be clearly labeled. Metal containers used to store this material should be grounded. DCPD must be inhibited to prevent peroxide formation.