Technical Data Sheet
Food flavors & food fragrances
Kitchen & bath
Paints & coatings
An excellent combination of hardness and flexibility in one monomer
Better gloss retention and yellowing resistance
Better hydrolytic stability
Excellent thermal stability for low resin color
High solubility in molten glycols
Improved corrosion, stain, chemical, and detergent resistance
Reduced “orange peel” in powder coatings
Eastman™ 1,4-CHDA-HP (1,4-cyclohexanedicarboxylic acid high purity) is a cycloaliphatic diacid offering many unique performance properties to polyester resins for coatings and fiberglass-reinforced plastics. It is also ideally suited improving performance of waterborne, high solids, powder coatings and coil coating applications. Its symmetrical, 1,4-substituted cycloaliphatic ring brings properties ideally suited for high-performance applications in automotive, transportation, industrial maintenance, aerospace, architectural, appliance, and general metal coatings, and gel coats. CHDA is a mixture of cis and trans isomers. It is supplied as white to off-white powder in various package sizes. Eastman also manufactures DMCD, which is the dimethyl ester of CHDA.
Typical Value, Units
White to Off-White Powder
99+ wt % min.
65 wt % min.
1.0 wt % max.
in Water, @ 20°C
1 wt %
0.56 g/mL (35 lb/ft
164-167 °C (327-333 °F)
Cleveland Open Cup
235 °C (455 °F)
Chemical Inventory Listings
TSCA (USA), EINECS (Europe)
Melts quickly to give a hazy liquid due to 30-40% of the high-melting trans isomer. At this melting range, isomerization of the cis to trans begins to take place. Since the trans isomer melts above 300°C, a well defined melting point is not observable.
MITI (Japan), AICS (Australia)
Properties reported here are typical of average lots. Eastman makes no representation that the material in any particular shipment will conform exactly to the values given.
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