Contact Allergy to Aziridine Paint Hardener

Brooks G. Cofield, Frances Storrs, Constance B. Strawn

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Abstract

A painter experienced an extensive dermatitis when exposed to a paint primer (undercoating) used to protect wood siding. The primer was an acrylic emulsion with a polyfunctional aziridine added as a self-curing cross-linker or hardener. The polyfunctional aziridine cross-linker was made by reacting propyleneimine with a polyfunctional acrylate, trimethylolpropane triacrylate (TMPTA). Our patient reacted to the cross-linker and also reacted to TMPTA, which is present in excess in the cross-linker. He also cross-reacted to pentaerythritol triacrylate (PETA). Both TMPTA and PETA can be used in the production of aziridine hardeners and both are well known as sensitizers in radiation-dried acrylic printing inks and coatings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)373-376
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Dermatology
Volume121
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1985

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Paint
Hypersensitivity
Radiation-Sensitizing Agents
Printing
Ink
Dermatitis
Emulsions
aziridine
trimethylolpropane triacrylate
polyfunctional aziridine
pentaerythrityl triacrylate

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Contact Allergy to Aziridine Paint Hardener. / Cofield, Brooks G.; Storrs, Frances; Strawn, Constance B.

In: Archives of Dermatology, Vol. 121, No. 3, 1985, p. 373-376.

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Cofield, Brooks G. ; Storrs, Frances ; Strawn, Constance B. / Contact Allergy to Aziridine Paint Hardener. In: Archives of Dermatology. 1985 ; Vol. 121, No. 3. pp. 373-376.
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