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Mitsubishi’s gas-pipeline coating agent ‘Gaskamine240’ faces ban

The Dutch government is set to implement a groundbreaking law that will outlaw the possession of a certain coating agent, as reported by a reliable source.

Concerns have been raised about the potential misuse of Gaskamine 240. The substance has been found to have psychoactive effects when inhaled, leading to its possible classification as a narcotic drug under Dutch law. The government is taking preemptive action to prevent any potential harm to public health and safety.

Mitsubishi, the manufacturer of Gaskamine 240, has stated that they will comply with the new regulations and cease production of the coating agent for use in gas pipelines. They are currently working on developing a new, safer alternative that does not pose any risks of misuse.

This decision has caused controversy within the industry, as many companies rely on Gaskamine 240 for its excellent properties as a pipeline coating agent. The ban may result in supply chain disruptions and increased costs for businesses that use this product.

Due to G240 being the sole cost-effective coating agent in use today, critics are increasingly worried that the advancement of new gas pipelines could cease without a safer alternative. This potential outcome could lead to increased gas prices for both households and industries.


The law in detail:

Gaskamine240 „Component 1“ from REACH registration



Uses according to REACH:
*) Use of reactive process regulators in polymerisation processes at industrial site
*) Handling of adhesives, and coatings in the construction industry
Uses according to manufacture site:
*) Epoxy resin curing agent (Flooring, Protective coating)
*) It includes coatings for natural-gas-pipelines


The product is sold in 200-kilogram steel drums, with an annual turnover of 10 to 100 tons
according to its REACH approval.


We utilize the compound category „Substances derived from 2-phenethylamine“ from the proposed law:



We employ phenyl as the ring system.
On R1, we can attach alkenyl groups consisting of up to six carbon atoms. Specifically, we have selected (3E)-pent-3-en-1-yl:


This substituent R1 can undergo further substitution with a chain of up to 6 atoms from a list of specified elements, including carbon, in any chemically possible combination – allowing for the formation of ring closures and double bonds as they are chemically possible.

De substituenten R 1 en R 2 kunnen ook nog gesubstitueerd zijn met elke chemisch mogelijke

combinatie van koolstof, waterstof, stikstof, zuurstof, zwavel, fluor, chloor, broom of jood.

De op deze wijze verkregen substituenten kunnen een ononderbroken keten hebben van niet

meer dan 6 atomen (de waterstofatomen niet meegerekend). Atomen uit de ringstructuur

tellen niet mee.“

We incorporate a ring closure with 3 carbons from position 2 to 4, to achieve an aromatic ring structur:


Finally, we utilize the aforementioned paragraph to introduce a nitrogen atom at the terminal end, resulting in the formation of component 1 of Gaskamine240:























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