DYTEK® A Amine

2-Methylpentamethylenediamine

CAS#15520-10-2

Product Description

DYTEK® A amine is a colorless, low-viscosity liquid with a very low freezing point, low vapor pressure, and an "amine-like" odor. Structurally, it is a methyl-branched, 5-carbon chain diamine.

The structure of DYTEK® A amine provides its derivatives with unique properties such as lower viscosity, greater flexibility, and better compatibility.

With diacids, DYTEK® A amine forms high molecular weight polyamide polymers and copolymers, which exhibit lower melting points and less crystallinity than polymers made with hexamethylenediamine.  Many DYTEK® A amine resins are transparent.

DYTEK® A amine can improve flexibility and lengthen open times of polyamide hot-melt adhesives.  Epoxy curing agents produced from DYTEK® A amine have low adduct viscosities and can be used to incorporate flexibility into resin formulations.

MarketApplicationBenefit
Engineering and ConstructionConstruction Adhesives
  • Excellent Adhesion
  • Flexibility
  • Improved Weatherability
Fiber-Reinforced Composites
  • Improved Flexibility
  • Improved Moldability
Paints and CoatingsEpoxy Coatings
  • Improved Flexibility
  • Fast Curing
  • High Toughness
  • Waterborne Dispersion
Polyamide Powder Coatings
  • Less Crystallinity
  • More Flexibility
  • Scratch & Abrasion Resistance
  • Softer Feel
Polyurethanes
  • Differential Reactivity
  • Less Crystallinity
  • More Flexibility
Plastics, Additives, and ResinsFlexographic Films (printing inks)
  • Excellent Adhesion
  • High Gloss
  • Flexibility
Injection Molding
  • Improved Moldability
  • More Flexibility
  • Softer Feel
  • Scratch & Abrasion Resistance
Resin
  • Lower Melting Point
  • Improved Surface Appearance
  • Enhanced Absorbance of Pigments
Rubber
  • Better Compatibility
  • Fast Curing
  • Lower Viscosity Cure