What is 1,2-Dichloropropane?

It’s a type of flammable chlorocarbon, an organic compound, and needs to be kept away from sparks and open flames.
It is obtained as a byproduct of the epichlorohydrin (Epichlorohydrin (abbreviated ECH) is an organochlorine compound and an epoxide) manufacturing.
It is also an intermediate in the production of perchloroethylene, was used as soil fumigant, industrial solvent in paint strippers, varnishes and furniture finish removers, some of those users have been discontinued.

What is 1,2-Dichloropropane used for?

The first use of 1-2DCP is as an intermediate in the manufacturing process of some chemicals, like perchloroethylene.
Other uses are solvents for oils, fats, waxes, resins, rubber.
Was very used as a fumigant for grain and soil controlling Nematodes; Flour beetles; Grain beetles.
In the household, it is used as a dry cleaning fluid, paint remover, lead scavenger for antiknock fluids, and metal degreasing agent.

What color is 1,2-Dichloropropane?

Dichloropropane is a colorless, flammable chemical and it evaporates quickly even at room temperature.
Its odor resembles the chloroform odor.
When in contact with water it has a relative resistance to hydrolysis.

What is the formula of 1,2-Dichloropropane?

Its molecular formula is C3H6Cl2- CH3CHClCH2Cl or C3H6Cl2

What are 1,2-Dichloropropane synonyms?

This compound is also known as 78-87-5, Propylene dichloride, Propane, 1,2-dichloro-Propylene chloride, Propylene dichloride, Dichloropropane

Is 1,2-Dichloropropane harmful?

Yes, this use became obsolete because of its harmful potential.
Have been reported several cases of accidental or intentional deaths from overexposure do 1,2-DCP.
The effects are mainly on the nervous central system, liver, and kidneys.
Hemolytic anemia and disseminated intravascular
coagulation as well as effects on the respiratory system, heart.
Several cases of dermatitis and skin sensitization have been discovered.

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