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Substance Name: Gutta percha
RN: 9000-32-2


  • Coagulated exudate isolated from several species of the tropical tree Palaquium (Sapotaceae). It is the trans-isomer of natural rubber and is used as a filling and impression material in dentistry and orthopedics and as an insulator in electronics. It has also been used as a rubber substitute.

Molecular Weight

  • 274.4886
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Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • Gutta percha
  • Gutta-percha

MeSH Heading

  • Gutta-percha


  • EINECS 232-537-3
  • UNII-6Z9BZ8Q1D0

Systematic Name

  • Gutta-percha

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 9000-32-2


  • 6Z9BZ8Q1D0

System Generated Number

  • 0009000322