Epichlorohydrin is also known as 1-chloro-2,3-epoxypropane, 3-chlorol-1,2-epoxypropane, chloromethyl oxirane, 2-(chloromethyl)oxirane, and chloropropylene oxide. It is used in the manufacture of epoxide resins, surface active agents, pharmaceuticals, and agricultural chemicals (Verschueren 1983). Its structure and properties are shown in Table 1.


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  • George W. Ware
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  1. 1.College of AgricultureUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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