Epichlorohydrin

1-chloro-2,3-epoxypropane, (chloromethyl) ethylene oxide, 2-chloropropylene oxide, gamma-chloropropylene oxide, 1,2-epoxy-3-chloropropane, (chloromethyl)-oxyrane

How to detect Epichlorohydrin

Formula: C3H5ClO | CAS: 106-89-8

Synonyms: 1-chloro-2,3-epoxypropane, (chloromethyl) ethylene oxide, 2-chloropropylene oxide, gamma-chloropropylene oxide, 1,2-epoxy-3-chloropropane, (chloromethyl)-oxyrane

Epichlorohydrin is an important chemical precursor in the manufacture of various resins, elastomers, plasticisers, emulsifiers, lubricants, surfactants stabilisers and adhesives. It is used as a solvent for resins, gums, paints, and lacquers.

Specification

Specification Value/Information
Formula C3H5ClO
CAS no. 106-89-8
Gas Response Factor, 11.7 eV 0.8
Gas Response Factor, 10.6 eV 5
Gas Response Factor, 10.0 eV 30
ppm per mg/m⁻³, (20 °C, 1 bar) 0.26
Molecular Weight, g/mole 93.0
Melting point, °C -57
Boiling point, °C 116
Flash point, °C 33.9
Upper Explosive Limit, % 21
Specification Value/Information
Lower Explosive Limit, % 3.8
Density, g.cm⁻³ 1.183
Ionisation Energy, eV 10.2
EH40 TWA, ppm 0.5
EH40 TWA, mg.m⁻³ 1.9
EH40 STEL, ppm 1.5
EH40 STEL, mg.m⁻³ 5.8
NIOSH IDLH, ppm 75
OSHA TWA PEL, ppm 5
OSHA TWA PEL, mg.m⁻³ 19

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