Epichlorohydrin (ECH)

CAS #106-89-8

C3H5ClO 

About

Epichlorohydrin is a chlorinated epoxy compound.ECH is a versatile chemical intermediate.ECH is produced by alkaline dehydrochlorination of the dichloropropanol isomers. Epichlorohydrin (ECH) is a primary raw material and can react with different classes of compounds to synthesize a number of products required by industries.

Synonyms

Chloromethyloxirane; 3-Chloropropylene Oxide; 1-Chloro-2,3-epoxypropane

Property

Specifications

Structure

IUPAC Name

2-(Chloromethyl)oxirane

Appearance

Colourless Liquid

Molar Mass

92.52 g/mol

Density

1.18 g/cm³

Melting Point

-25.6 °C

Boiling Point

117.9 °C

Solubility in Water

7% (20°C)

Vapour Pressure

13 mmHg (20°C)

Flash Point

31°C

Viscosity

91.16 cp (29 C)

Odour

Chloroform like odour

APHA Value

NA

Hazard Identification

UN2023, UN Class : 6.1

Uses & Applications

ECH is a highly reactive compound and is used in the production of glycerol, plastics, epoxy glues and resins, and elastomers. 

Epichlorohydrin is a versatile precursor in the synthesis of many organic compounds. ECH is used as a solvent for cellulose, resins and paints and it has found use as an insect fumigant.

Market Driving Factors

Growth of epoxy resins for various end use applications and high demand of synthetic glycerine is the driving force for increased demand of Epichlorohydrin (ECH). Epichlorohydrin Market is forecast to reach $3.14 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 5.1%.

Grades Available

Industrial / Technical

Origin

Elchemy International offers Indian make Epichlorohydrin (ECH).

Packaging

Elchemy International offers Epichlorohydrin (ECH) in 200 Kg drums. However,Elchemy can also supply ECH in bulk so you may ask for the custom packaging requirements.

Stability/Shelf Life

Epichlorohydrin should be stored in tightly closed, labelled containers in fire-proof, cool, dry rooms to maintain stability.

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