Epichlorohydrin Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Epichlorohydrin Properties


Epichlorohydrin 3D Structure-Molecule 3D Struture
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Epichlorohydrin Structure-Molecule Struture
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Epichlorohydrin is an organochlorine compound and an epoxide. It is a highly reactive compound and is used in the production of glycerol, plastics, epoxy glues and resins, and elastomers. Epichlorohydrin is a versatile precursor in the synthesis of many organic compounds. It used as a solvent for cellulose, resins and paints and it has found use as an insect fumigant.

Chemical Properties

AR Assay 99.5%
Appearance Colourless liquid
Boiling Point 117.9 °C
CAS Number 106-89-8
ChEBI 37144
Density 1.1812 g/cm3
EINECS Number 203-439-8
HS Code 291030000
IUPAC Name Chloromethyloxirane
InChI 1S/C3H5ClO/c4-1-3-2-5-3/h3H,1-2H2
LR Assay 98.0%
Lab Grade LR;AR
Melting Point -25.6 °C
Molar Mass 92.52 g/mol
Molecular Formula C3H5ClO
NFPA 704 H-3,F-3,R-2,C-NA
RTECS Number TX4900000
Refractive n20/D 1.438
Synonyms Epichlorohydrin;1-Chloro-2,3-Epoxypropane;γ-Chloropropylene Oxide;Glycidyl Chloride
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