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DMDO for chain transfer agent

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Product overview

DMDO (1,8-Dimercapto-3,6-dioxaoctane) is a di-functional chain transfer agent commonly used in the manufacturing of acrylic polymers.


DMDO is also a low odor mercaptan well suited in the substitution of thiolactic acid for example.

Geographic availability
  • Worldwide
Technical Data
Chemical name : 1,8-Dimercapto-3,6-dioxaoctane, 1,2-Bis(2-mercaptoethoxy)ethane, 3,6-Dioxa-1,8-octanedithiol, Ethylene Glycol Bis(2-mercaptoethyl) Ether
Common name : DMDO


  • Flash point (closed cup): 129°C

  • Low mercaptan odor

  • Solubility in water (20°C): 1.5-2% in weight

  • Density (25°C): 1140 kg/m3

  • Boiling point (760 mm Hg): 225°C


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