Product Name: Epichlorohyrin
Synonym: (Chloromethyl)ethylene oxide
Chemical Name: Epichlorohyrin
Epichlorohydrin (abbreviated ECH) 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 electrophilic compound and is used in the production of glycerol, plastics, epoxy glues and resins, and elastomers.
Physical and Chemical Properties
Physical state and appearance: Liquid.
Odor: Irritanting Chloroform-like
Taste: Not available.
Molecular Weight: 92.48 g/mole
Color: Clear Colorless.
pH (1% soln/water): Not available.
Boiling Point: 115°C (239°F)
Melting Point: -48°C (-54.4°F)
Critical Temperature: Not available.
Specific Gravity: Not available.
Vapor Pressure: 13 mm of Hg (@ 20°C)
Vapor Density: 3.29 (Air = 1)
Volatility: Not available.
Odor Threshold: Not available.
Water/Oil Dist. Coeff.: The product is more soluble in oil; log(oil/water) = 0.3
Ionicity (in Water): Not available.
Dispersed in methanol, diethyl ether.
Partially dispersed in n-octanol.
Very slightly dispersed in cold water, hot water.
See solubility in methanol, diethyl ether, n-octanol.
Soluble in methanol, diethyl ether.
Partially soluble in n-octanol.
Very slightly soluble in cold water, hot water
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