Accession Number : ADA265904


Title :   Chemical Hazards Associated with the Handling of Urethanes: A Literature Search


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan 1987-Mar 1988


Corporate Author : TEXAS RESEARCH INST INC AUSTIN


Personal Author(s) : McGee, William W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a265904.pdf


Report Date : 15 Apr 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 23


Abstract : This report presents the findings of a literature search documenting the hazardous materials to which workers may be exposed when handling hot, burning, or abraded polyurethanes. The topic hazardous materials is divided into two areas: (1) Chemical hazards identified in the work atmosphere and traceable to starting materials used in the manufacture of urethanes. An extensive list of chemicals associated with the manufacture of urethanes SUCH MATERIALS AS THE PREPOLYMER (ISOCYANATES), CURE AGENTS (MOCA), catalysts (amines), and solvents (chlorinated hydrocarbons) was compiled for use by abstracting services conducting the search. (2) Chemical hazards identified in the smoke produced when urethanes are thermally decomposed. A list of key words (e.g., health and fire hazard, smoke, and toxic substance--urethanes) was compiled for use by the abstracting services when conducting the literature search. In this report, discussion of hazardous materials consists of quotations, authoritative comments, and citations for specific OSHA/NIOSH regulations. Pertinent references are given.


Descriptors :   *TOXICITY , *HAZARDOUS MATERIALS , *URETHANES , AMINES , CHLORINATED HYDROCARBONS , ISOCYANATES , SMOKE


Subject Categories : Toxicology
      Organic Chemistry
      Miscellaneous Materials


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE