Dicyclopentadiene or DCPD is the dimer of cyclopentadiene (CPD) formed by a Diels-Alder addition reaction. DCPD products from Dow originate from the high temperature cracking of petroleum fractions and are best characterized as highly reactive intermediates used in a wide range of products.
Because the (di-)cyclopentadiene molecule is reactive with many other monomers, it can be used as raw material in the production of resins for a variety of applications. DCPD Resin Grade is generally used in the production of cyclo-aliphatic and C5/C9 aromatic hydrocarbon resins but may also be used in the production of unsaturated polyester resins.
|Product||Description||Regional Availability||Main Active Component(s) & Concentration Range (%-wt)||Typical Applications|
|DCPD RG||Resin Grade DCPD||Europe||Endo-DCPD: 73 – 83%
Methyl-DCPD: 7 – 13%
Isoprene codimer: 1 – 5%
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