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2-(Chloromethyl) Oxirane

  • Product Name: 2-(Chloromethyl)oxirane
  • Other Names: ECH
  • Cas No.: 106-89-8
  • Purity: 99.9%
  • MF: C3H5ClO
  • Appearance: colorless liquid
  • Package: Drum
  • Certificate: ISO
  • Application: It also known as epichlorohydrin, is a chemical compound that is used in various industries for different purposes
  • Sample: Available

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Product Detail

2-(Chloromethyl)oxirane, also known as 3-chloro-1, 2-propylene oxide, is an organic compound, the chemical formula is C3H5ClO, is a colorless liquid, has a chloroform-like odor of organic compounds, mainly used as raw materials for organic synthesis, but also used as solvents, plasticizers, surfactants, etc.

Product Parameter

Synonyms (Chloromethyl)oxirane, Epichlorohydrin, 1-Chloro-2,3-epoxypropane,
γ-Chloropropylene oxide, Glycidyl chloride, ECH
Chemical Formula C3H5ClO CAS Number 106-89-8
Molar mass 92.52 g/mol UN number 2023
Appearance colorless liquid
Odor garlic or chloroform-like
Density 1.1812 g/cm3
Melting point −25.6 °C (−14.1 °F; 247.6 K)
Boiling point 117.9 °C (244.2 °F; 391.0 K)
Vapor pressure 13 mmHg (20°C)
Refractive index n20/D 1.438(lit.)
Flash point 32 °C (90 °F; 305 K)
Solubility in water 7% (20°C)
Stability Unstable. Flammable - note wide explosion limits and low flash point.
log P 0.45 at 20℃
Storage condition Store below +30°C.



1. Chemical products: epichlorohydrin is an important chemical raw material and intermediate, which can be used to prepare a variety of chemicals. It can be used as a raw material for polyurethanes and epoxy resins by reacting with ammonia or amine compounds to form epoxide propanolamine. In addition, it can also react with acids to produce propylene oxide acid, which is used in the synthesis of adhesives and surfactants.

2. Crude oil purification: ECH has good solubility and volatility, and can be used for dewaxing and desulfurization of crude oil. It can dissolve waxes and sulfides, extract them from crude oil, and improve the quality of crude oil.

3. Rubber industry: chemical epichlorohydrin plays the role of crosslinker in the rubber industry. It can react with double bonds in rubber to form a cross-linked structure that enhances the strength and durability of rubber. Therefore, epichlorohydrin is often used in the manufacture of rubber products, such as tires, seals, hose and so on.

4. Pesticides and pharmaceuticals: Epichlorohydrin can be used to synthesize the active ingredients in certain pesticides and pharmaceuticals. It can react with other compounds to form molecules with insecticidal, bactericidal or pharmaceutical activity.

Multiple uses of products

It uses in Chemical Manufacturing,Epoxy Resins and Plastics Industry,Textile Industry,Paper and Pulp Industry,Water Treatment and Adhesives Industry,Rubber and Tire Industry,Oil and Gas Industry,Mining Industry

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