Desmodur® 44M LIQUID

Desmodur 44M LIQUID is a monomeric diphenylmethane-4,4'-diisocyanate (MDI) with a molecular weight of 250 [g/mol].

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Product Types

  • MDI
  • MMDI


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General Characterization

Desmodur® 44 M LIQUID is a monomeric diphenylmethane 4,4' diisocyanate (MDI) with a molecular weight of 250 [g/mol].
At room temperature the product takes the form of a white to pale yellow solid. It is used to produce polyurethanes, among other things.

Storage Conditions

Like all isocyanates, Desmodur® 44 M LIQUID is sensitive to moisture and reacts with water to form insoluble urea derivatives and carbon dioxide. The generation of carbon dioxide in sealed containers can lead to a dangerous build-up of pressure.
Contact with air, especially if accompanied by simultaneous exposure to light, accelerates yellowing. It is therefore advisable to store liquid Desmodur® 44 M LIQUID under dry nitrogen. Yellowing generally has no effect on the product's processing behaviour, however.
Desmodur® 44 M LIQUID is sensitive to heat and likely to dimeriation. The solid product dimerises more rapidly at room temperature than the liquid product stored at 43 °C.
Crystallized Desmodur® 44 M LIQUID should therefore be stored at temperatures below +5 °C and melted rapidly but gently before use. Although the rate of dimerisation decreases as the temperature drops, storage stability is still limited even at temperatures below + 5 °C.
Handling regulations, technical data relating to safety, advice on the transportation of liquids and on customer tank farms and suggestions for melting equipment are available from us on request.


Moisture access should be prevented when taking product samples.

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Technical Properties & Datasheets

Property Name Test Method Unit Value
Viscosity at 40 °C MDI-01-02 mPa*s 4.1
Specific heat (cp) kJ/kg*K approx. 1.39
Density at 40 °C DIN 51757 g/cm³ 1.19
Heat of fusion J/g approx. 102
Freezing point MDI-01-17 °C ≥ 38.4
Phenylisocyanate-content MDI-01-09 ppm ≤ 10
NCO-content (theoretical) % by wt. 33.6
Purity ( mol. wt. 250 ) MDI-01-01 % by wt. ≥ 99.5

Property Name Test Method Unit Value
Uretdione (dimer) content* MDI-01-08 % by wt. max. 0.1
2,4'-isomer content MDI-01-06 % by wt. max. 1.8
4,4'-isomer content MDI-01-06 % by wt. min. 98.2
Hydrolysable chlorine MDI-01-04 ppm max. 50


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