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Epichlorohydrin

Epichlorohydrin


Epichlorohydrin is a reactive organic compound. It is an epoxide and an organochloride. It is a colorless liquid with pungent, garlic-like odor that is insoluble in water, but miscible with most polar organic solvents. Epichlorohydrin is a highly reactive compound and will polymerize upon treatment with either acid or strong base.

Epichlorohydrin is manufactured from propylene. A major industrial use of epichlorohydrin has been in the production of epoxy resins, phenoxy resins and other polymers. It used to solvent for cellulose, resins, and paints.

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