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EINECS 201-152-2
CAS No. 78-87-5 Density 1.116 g/cm3
PSA 0.00000 LogP 1.85250
Solubility 3 g/L (20 °C) in water Melting Point -100 °C(lit.)
Formula C3H6Cl2 Boiling Point 94.5 °C at 760 mmHg
Molecular Weight 112.987 Flash Point 4.4 °C
Transport Information UN 1279 3/PG 2 Appearance colourless liquid
Safety 16-24-45-36/37-7 Risk Codes 11-20/22-39/23/24/25-23/24/25-23/25
Molecular Structure Molecular Structure of 78-87-5 (1,2-Dichloropropane) Hazard Symbols FlammableF,HarmfulXn,ToxicT

1,2-DCP;NSC 1237;Propylene chloride;Propylene dichloride;R270da;1,2-Dichloropropane;

Article Data 115

1,2-Dichloropropane Standards and Recommendations

OSHA PEL: TWA 75 ppm; STEL 110 ppm
ACGIH TLV: TWA 75 ppm; STEL 110 ppm; Not Classifiable as a Human Carcinogen
DFG MAK: Confirmed Animal Carcinogen with Unknown Relevance to Humans
DOT Classification:  3; Label: Flammable Liquid

1,2-Dichloropropane Analytical Methods

For occupational chemical analysis use NIOSH: 1,2-Dichloropropane, 1013.

1,2-Dichloropropane Specification

The 1,2-Dichloropropane is an organic compound with the formula C3H6Cl2. With the CAS registry number 78-87-5, it is also named as propane, 1,2-dichloro-. The IUPAC name of this chemical is 1,2-dichloropropane. The product's categories are Organics; Analytical Chemistry; Nematicides; Pesticides; Alpha Sort; D; DAlphabetic; DIA - DICPesticides; Volatiles/Semivolatiles. Besides, it is colourless liquid, which should be stored in a cool closed and well-ventilated place.And it has a sweet odor. Sinks in water. Produces an irritating vapor.

Physical properties about 1,2-Dichloropropane are:
(1)ACD/LogP: 1.76; (2)ACD/LogD (pH 5.5): 1.76; (3)ACD/LogD (pH 7.4): 1.76; (4)ACD/BCF (pH 5.5): 12.83; (5)ACD/BCF (pH 7.4): 12.83; (6)ACD/KOC (pH 5.5): 216.25; (7)ACD/KOC (pH 7.4): 216.25; (8)#Freely Rotating Bonds: 1 ; (9)Index of Refraction: 1.419; (10)Molar Refractivity: 25.6 cm3; (11)Molar Volume: 101.2 cm3; (12)Polarizability: 10.15×10-24cm3; (13)Surface Tension: 24.7 dyne/cm; (14)Density: 1.116 g/cm3; (15)Flash Point: 4.4 °C; (16)Enthalpy of Vaporization: 32.03 kJ/mol; (17)Boiling Point: 94.5 °C at 760 mmHg; (18)Vapour Pressure: 53.9 mmHg at 25°C.

Preparation of  1,2-Dichloropropane :

This chemical can be prepared by propylene and chlorine. This reaction will need solvent dichloropropane.
Preparation of  1,2-Dichloropropane

Uses of  1,2-Dichloropropane :
It is used as a chemical intermediate in the production of perchloroethylene and other chlorinated chemicals. Propylene dichloride was used as a soil fumigant, chemical intermediate, and industrial solvent and was found in paint strippers, varnishes, and furniture finish removers.

Safety Information of 1,2-Dichloropropane :
It is highly flammable and harmful by inhalation and if swallowed. Please keep away from sources of ignition - No smoking. Besides, this chemical is danger of very serious irreversible effects through inhalation, in contact with skin and if swallowed. When you are using it, wear suitable protective clothing and gloves and avoid contact with skin. In case of accident or if you feel unwell seek medical advice immediately (show the label where possible).

You can still convert the following datas into molecular structure:
(2)InChI: InChI=1/C3H6Cl2/c1-3(5)2-4/h3H,2H2,1H3
(4)Std. InChI: InChI=1S/C3H6Cl2/c1-3(5)2-4/h3H,2H2,1H3

The toxicity data of 1,2-Dichloropropane is as follows:

Organism Test Type Route Reported Dose (Normalized Dose) Effect Source
dog LDLo oral 5gm/kg (5000mg/kg) BEHAVIORAL: SLEEP

American Journal of Hygiene. Vol. 16, Pg. 325, 1932.
guinea pig LD50 oral 2gm/kg (2000mg/kg)   Farm Chemicals Handbook. Vol. -, Pg. C253, 1991.
mouse LCLo inhalation 1000ppm/2H (1000ppm)   Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology. Vol. 28, Pg. 1, 1946.
mouse LD50 oral 860mg/kg (860mg/kg)   "Prehled Prumyslove Toxikologie; Organicke Latky," Marhold, J., Prague, Czechoslovakia, Avicenum, 1986Vol. -, Pg. 98, 1986.

Eisei Kagaku. Hygienic Chemistry. Vol. 28, Pg. P31, 1982.
rabbit LD50 skin 8750uL/kg (8.75mL/kg)   Union Carbide Data Sheet. Vol. 7/28/1966,
rat LC50 inhalation 14gm/m3/8H (14000mg/m3)   American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal. Vol. 20, Pg. 364, 1959.
rat LD50 intraperitoneal 1100mg/kg (1100mg/kg)   Archives of Toxicology. Vol. 63, Pg. 445, 1989.
rat LD50 oral 1947mg/kg (1947mg/kg)   American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal. Vol. 20, Pg. 364, 1959.

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