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Dicyclohexyl-3,4,3',4'-tetracarboxylic dianhydride (HBPDA)

CAS Number 122640-83-9

Chemistry Building Blocks, Diamines and Dianhydrides, Heterocyclic Building Blocks, Materials, Monomers


Product Code B2141-LT-10g
Price £100 ex. VAT

An non-conjugated alicyclic dianhydride

Applied for polyimides synthesis in application of high-performance polymer, photovoltaics, and optoelectronics


Specifications | MSDS | Literature and Reviews


Dicyclohexyl-3,4,3',4'-tetracarboxylic dianhydride (HBPDA), CAS number 122640-83-9, is a dianhydride building block with a flexible bicyclohexyl core. The polyimides synthesized form dicyclohexyl-3,4,3',4'-tetracarboxylic dianhydride are often transparent, because of the flexible polymer backbones. Thus, it can be used as shielding layers in photovoltaics. The refractive index of the polyimides can be tuned by TiO2 fillers for matching the ZnO layer (the electron transport layer), to reduce the reflection losses at the ZnO interface.

HBPDA based polyimides are solution-processable, owing to the bicyclohexyl moiety. The polyimides are biodegradable, exhibiting 90% weight-average molecular weight changed after 49 days of degradation by porcine pancreatic lipase.

General Information


CAS Number 122640-83-9
Chemical Formula C16H18O6
Full Name Dicyclohexyl-3,4,3',4'-tetracarboxylic dianhydride
Molecular Weight 306.31 g/mol
Synonyms Dodecahydro-[5,5'-biisobenzofuran]-1,1',3,3'-tetraone
Classification / Family Dianhydride building block, Photovoltaics, Optoelectronics, High performance polymers

Chemical Structure


Dicyclohexyl-3,4,3',4'-tetracarboxylic dianhydride (HBPDA) chemical structure, CAS 122640-83-9
Dicyclohexyl-3,4,3',4'-tetracarboxylic dianhydride (HBPDA) chemical structure, CAS 122640-83-9

Product Details


Purity >99%
Melting Point Tm = 208 °C
Appearance White to off-white powder/crystal

MSDS Documentation


Dicyclohexyl-3,4,3',4'-tetracarboxylic dianhydride (HBPDA)Dicyclohexyl-3,4,3',4'-tetracarboxylic dianhydride (HBPDA) MSDS Sheet

Literature and Reviews


  1. Assessment of optical and thermal properties of polyimide/metal oxide composites for photovoltaic uses, A. Barzic et al., Bull. Mater. Sci., 46, 18(2023); DOI: 10.1007/s12034-023-02889-4.
  2. Development of solution-processable, optically transparent polyimides with ultra-low linear coefficients of thermal expansion, M. Hasegawa, Polymers, 9, 520(2017); DOI: 10.3390/polym9100520.
  3. Polyimides containing aliphatic/alicyclic segments in the main chains, Y. Zhuang et al., Prog. Polym. Sci., 92, 35-88(2019); DOI: 10.1016/j.progpolymsci.2019.01.004.

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