ATSDR - Toxic Substances - Hexamethylene Diisocyanate (HDI)
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Hexamethylene Diisocyanate (HDI)

CAS ID #: 822-06-0

Affected Organ Systems: Immunological (Immune System), Respiratory (From the Nose to the Lungs)

Cancer Effects: None

Chemical Classification: None

Summary: Hexamethylene diisocyanate is a pale yellow liquid with a strong odor. It is an industrial chemical that is not known to occur naturally. It is also commonly known as HDI, 1,6-hexamethylene diisocyanate, 1,6-diisocyanatohexane, Mondur HX, and Desmodur H. Hexamethylene diisocyanate is mainly used to make polyurethane foams and coatings. It is also used as a hardener in automobile and airplane paints.

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