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CHDM is a precursor to polyesters. It is one of the most important co-monomers for production of polyethylene terephthalate (PET), or polyethylene terephthalic ester (PETE).
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John Scheirs,; Timothy E. Long,; S. R. Turner, R. W. Seymour,; J. R. Dombroski. Amorphous and Crystalline Polyesters Based on 1,4-Cyclohexanedimethanol. Modern Polyesters: Chemistry and Technology of Polyesters and Copolyesters.
Hazard Statements: H319
Causes serious eye irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P264b-P280i-P305+P351+P338
Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Wear eye/face protection. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.