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Epichlorohydrine

Epichlorohydrine

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Epichlorohydrin is an organochlorine compound and an epoxide. Despite its name, it is not a halohydrin. It is a colorless liquid with a pungent, garlic-like odor, moderately soluble in water, but miscible with most polar organic solvents. It is a chiral molecule generally existing as a racemic mixture of right-handed and left-handed enantiomers. Epichlorohydrin is a highly reactive compound and is used in the production of glycerol, plastics, epoxy glues and resins, and elastomers.

  • Density: 1.18 g/cm³ (0.68 oz/in³)
  • Boiling point: 117.90 °C
  • Chemical formula: C₃H₅ClO
  • Melting point: -25.60 °C
  • Average Molar mass: 92.52 g/mol