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Isoprene is used in to prepare synthetic version of natural rubber by polymerization using Ziegler catalysts. It is a basic building block for terpenes especially carotenes, terpenoids, retinol, vitamin-A and tocopherol (Vitamin-E). It finds applications in medical equipments, toys, baby bottle nipples, shoe soles, elastic films and threads for golf balls. Copolymer prepares in association with styrene is used in pressure sensitive adhesives.
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Hazard Statements: H224-H341-H350
Extremely flammable liquid and vapour. Suspected of causing genetic defects. May cause cancer.
Precautionary Statements: P201-P202-P210-P233-P240-P241-P242-P243-P281-P303+P361+P353-P308+P313-P370+P378q-P501c
Obtain special instructions before use. Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood. Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Keep container tightly closed. Ground/bond container and receiving equipment. Use explosion-proof electrical/ventilating/lighting/ equipment. Use only non-sparking tools. Take precautionary measures against static discharge. Use personal protective equipment as required. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/attention. In case of fire: Use CO2, dry chemical, or foam Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant