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1,6-Hexanediol is used in polymer synthesis such as polyester, polyurethane and nylon. It is used as an intermediate to adhesives, acrylics and dyestuffs. Further, it is employed in gasoline refining and pharmaceutical production.
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Hazard Statements: H500
May form combustible dust concentrations in air