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Epichlorohydrine

Epichlorohydrine

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Epichlorohydrine

CAS Number

106-89-8

Appearance

Clear liquid with an irritating chloroform-like odor

Assay

99.9% min

Specific Gravity

1.18 - 1.185

Boiling point

115 - 117 C

Colour (APHA)

15 max

Viscosity

1.12 at 20 C

Use

Epichlorohydrin is used to make numerous substances, predominantly synthetic glycerin and unmodified epoxy resins. It is used as a building block in making elastomers and other polymers, some of which are used in water supply systems. It is used in making wet strength resins and water-treatment resins. It is used to make a variety of glycidyl derivatives, surfactants, plasticizers, dyestuffs, pharmaceuticals, emulsifiers, lubricants, and adhesives. It is used as an insect fumigant. It is also used as a solvent for cellulose, resins, rosins, paints , and pesticide, and as a stabilizer in chlorine-containing substances