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What is epichlorohydrin used for?

What is epichlorohydrin used for?

Uses. Epichlorohydrin (106-89-8) is a chlorinated epoxy compound mainly used in the manufacture of glycerol and epoxy resins.

What is structure of epichlorohydrin?


How do you take epichlorohydrin?

Major Uses

  1. PRODUCT PROFILE: Epichlorohydrin: Epichlorohydrin (ECH) is mainly used in epoxy resins, which account for up to 75% of output.
  2. Insect fumigant /Former US/
  3. Solvent for natural and synthetic resins, gums, cellulose esters and ethers, paints, varnishes, nail enamels and lacquers, cement for celluloid.

Where does epichlorohydrin come from?

Epichlorohydrin is an epoxide that is 1,2-epoxypropene in which one of the methyl hydrogens is substituted by chlorine. It is an organochlorine compound and an epoxide. It derives from a 1,2-epoxypropane. Epichlorohydrin is mainly used in the production of epoxy resins.

What is another name for epichlorohydrin?

It is a colorless liquid with a pungent, garlic-like odor, moderately soluble in water, but miscible with most polar organic solvents….Epichlorohydrin.

Other names (Chloromethyl)oxirane Epichlorohydrin 1-Chloro-2,3-epoxypropane γ-Chloropropylene oxide Glycidyl chloride
CAS Number 106-89-8

What is epichlorohydrin?

Epichlorohydrin. Epichlorohydrin is a volatile and flammable, clear, colorless, liquid, chlorinated cyclic ether with an irritating, chloroform -like odor that emits toxic fumes of hydrochloric acid and other chlorinated compounds when heated to decomposition. Epichlorohydrin is used in the manufacture of epoxy resins,…

How can I test the quality of epichlorohydrin?

Please consult your Olin representative for analytical methods for testing the quality of epichlorohydrin, analyzing trace amounts of epichlorohydrin in water, and monitoring epichlorohydrin in air. The Olin assay method for epichlorohydrin is applicable to epichlorohydrin having 99.0 percent or greater purity.

What are the guidelines in the epichlorohydrin product stewardship manual?

The guidelines in this section of the Epichlorohydrin Product Stewardship Manual are general and should be used with information from tank and equipment manufacturers and professional engineering firms. Materials of Construction Carbon steel is satisfactory for the transport and storage of epichlorohydrin.

How is the general population exposed to epichlorohydrin?

Occupational exposure to epichlorohydrin may occur through inhalation and dermal contact with this compound at workplaces where epichlorohydrin is produced or used. Use data suggest that the general population may be exposed to epichlorohydrin via inhalation and dermal contact with products containing this compound.