CAS ID #: 101-14-4
Affected Organ Systems: Hepatic (Liver)
Cancer Effects: None
Chemical Classification: Benzidines/Aromatic amines
Summary: MBOCA is a synthetic chemical used primarily to make polyurethane products. Pure MBOCA is a colorless, crystalline solid, but the commonly used form is usually yellow, tan, or brown pellets. It has no smell or taste. Examples of these products include gears, gaskets, sport boots, roller skate wheels, shoe soles, rolls and belt drives in cameras, computers and copy machines, wheels and pulleys for escalators and elevators, components in home appliances, and various military applications. It is also used as a coating in chemical reactions to "set" glues, plastics, and adhesives. Because plastics have many uses, MBOCA is widely used. Other names for MBOCA include 4,4'-methylenebis(2-chloroaniline), methylene-bis-ortho-chloro-aniline, bis-amine, DACPM, MCA, and MOCA.
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