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Polycaprolactone

average Mw ~14,000, average Mn ~10,000 by GPC

Synonym(s):
2-Oxepanone homopolymer, 6-Caprolactone polymer
Linear Formula:
(C6H10O2)n
NACRES:
NA.23

form

flakes or chunk(s)

Quality Level

mol wt

average Mn ~10,000 by GPC
average Mw ~14,000

viscosity

400-1000 mPa.s, 50 wt. % in xylene

mp

60 °C (lit.)

transition temp

Tg −60 °C

density

1.146 g/mL at 25 °C

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General description

Polycaprolactone is a α,ω-dihydroxy functional polymer.

Application

Polycaprolactone may find use as an extrusion aid, die lubricant, mold release, pigment and filler dispersion aid and polyester segments in urethanes and block polyesters.

Packaging

5, 250, 500 g in poly bottle

Features and Benefits

Biodegradable polymer
Non-toxic, biodegradable in soil, broad miscibility, mechanical compatibility with many polymers and good adhesion to a broad spectrum of substrates.

Physical form

α,ω-dihydroxy functional polymer.

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

230.0 °F

Flash Point(C)

> 110 °C

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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