Accession Number:

ADA000167

Title:

Study of the Allergenic Properties of Hexamethylenediisocyanate in an Experiment,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-10-03

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

Results of a study on the allergizing action of hexamethylenediisocyanate C8H13N2O2 on warm-blooded animals is presented. The compound is used in the production of polyurethane rubber, synthetic fibers, varnishes, adhesives, elastomers, foamed plastics and other products of the chemical industry. Research shows that skin contact with hexamethylenediisocyanate under production conditions can lead to the development of allergic dermatitis in workers. Consequently, appropriate sanitary-engineering, sanitary-hygienic and other preventive measures are necessary.

Subject Categories:

  • Toxicology
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE