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Agent Name Polymethylene polyphenyl isocyanate
CAS Number 9016-87-9
Major Category Plastics & Rubber
Synonyms PAPI; Polymeric diphenylmethane diisocyanate; Isocyanic acid, polymethylenepolyphenylene ester; Polymeric MDI; Polymeric Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanate; [ChemFinder]
Category Diisocyanates
Description Dark amber viscous liquid;
Sources/Uses This resin is used as a binder in particle board and foundry cores. It is used to make polyurethane elastomers for shoes and automobile bumpers. [HSDB]
Comments Occupational asthma reported in paint shop worker; [Malo] See "DIISOCYANATES."
Reference Link Prevalence of occupational asthma in spray painters exposed to several types of isocyanates, including polymethylene polyphenylisocyanate
Exposure Assessment
Skin Designation (ACGIH) not evaluated
Vapor Pressure < 0.0001 mm Hg at 25 degrees C
Adverse Effects
Asthma Yes
IARC Carcinogen Not Classifiable
Links to Other NLM Databases
Health Studies Human Health Effects from Hazardous Substances Data Bank: POLYMETHYLENE POLYPHENYL ISOCYANATE  
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