1,2,3-Trichloropropane is sensitive to prolonged exposure to light. Sensitive to heat. May react with active metals, strong caustics and oxidizing agents. Attacks some plastics, rubber and some coatings .
1,2,3-Trochloropropane is a chemical compound existing as an intermediate in certain pesticides. It is used as the intermediate for the manufacturing of chemicals such as epoxy resins, polysulfone liquid polymers, the synthesis of hexafluoropropylene, and as a cross-linking agent in the synthesis of polysulfides. It has also been used as the solvent for paint and varnish removal, a cleaning and degreasing agent, and a maintenance solvent. It has also been used as a soil fumigant. In addition, it is also a “branching” or curing agent in polysulfide polymers, which is used as the sealants for aircraft fuel tanks and bodies. However, it should be noted that it is a persistent groundwater pollutant and a potential human carcinogen.
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Colorless liquid with a strong acid odor. Denser than water and slightly soluble in water. Hence sinks in water.
Inhalation of vapor causes anesthesia, dizziness, and nausea. Vapor is highly irritating by inhalation routes and moderately irritating by dermal routes. Exposure of eyes to vapor may result in slight, transient injury to the cornea.
1,2,3-Trichloropropane is a synthetic chemical that is also known as allyl trichloride, glycerol
trichlorohydrin, and trichlorohydrin. It is a colourless, heavy liquid with a sweet but
strong chloroform-like odour and is combustible. 1,2,3-Trichloropropane is slightly soluble
in water but soluble in chloroform, diethyl ether, and ethanol. On contact with heat/
fire, 1,2,3-trichloropropane releases off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases). It evaporates
very quickly and small amounts dissolve in water. It is mainly used to make other chemicals.
1,2,3-Trichloropropane was used in the past mainly as a solvent and extractive agent,
including as a paint and varnish remover and as a cleaning and degreasing agent. It is now
used mainly as a chemical intermediate, for example, in the production of polysulphone
liquid polymers, dichloropropene and hexafluoropropylene and as a cross-linking agent
in the synthesis of polysulphides.
Colorless liquid. Slightly soluble in water;
dissolves oils, fats, waxes, chlorinated rubber, and
numerous resins. autoign temp 580F (304C). Combustible.
Paint and varnish remover, solvent, degreasing