Dicyclopentadiene Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Dicyclopentadiene Properties


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Dicyclopentadiene, abbreviated DCPD, is a colourless crystals with a camphor-like odour. Dicyclopentadiene is coproduced in large quantities in the steam cracking of naphtha and gas oils to ethylene. The major use is in resins, particularly, unsaturated polyester resins. It is also used in inks, adhesives, and paints. It is also a kind of high-energy fuel.

Chemical Properties

Appearance White Crystalline Solid
Boiling Point 170 °C
CAS Number 77-73-6
Chemical Composition 1,3-Cyclopentadiene;Coal tar;Light benzol
Density 0.98 g/cm3
EINECS Number 201-052-9
HS Code 29021990
IUPAC Name Tricyclo[,6]deca-3,8-diene
InChI 1/C10H12/c1-2-9-7-4-5-8(6-7)10(9)3-1/h1-2,4-5,7-10H,3,6H2
Melting Point 32.5 °C
Molar Mass 132.20 g/mol
Molecular Formula C10H12
NFPA 704 H-2,F-3,R-1,C-NA
RTECS Number PC1050000
Refractive n20/D 1.511
Synonyms 4,7-Methanoindene,3a,4,7,7a-Tetrahydro- (7ci,8ci);3a,4,7,7a-Tetrahydro-4,7-Methano-1h-Indene;3a,4,7,7a-Tetrahydro-4,7-Methanoindene;Bicyclopentadiene;Biscyclopentadiene;Cyclopentadiene Dimer;Dcpd 103;Dicyclopentadiene;Jp 10;Nsc 7352;Prometa Xp100;Tricyclo[,5]Deca-3,7-Diene;Tricyclo[,6]Deca-3,8-Diene;Ultrene