1-Chloro-2-Propanol

Synonyms: 1-chloroisopropyl alcohol, sec-propylene chlorohydrin, 1-chloro-2-hydroxypropane, alpha-propylene chlorohydrin
Molecular formula: C3H7OCl
CAS No: 127-00-4
EC No: 204-819-6
Appearance: colourless to light yellow liquid
Boiling point: 126 - 127 C
Density (g cm-3): 1.11
Flash point: 125 F
StabilitL: Stable. Combustible. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.

1-Chloro-2-propanol (1CP), is a widely used synthetic intermediate and is also formed in foods after fumigation with propylene oxide. 1-Chloro-2-propanol and its positional isomer, 2-chloro-1-propanol, are used as chemical intermediates for the manufacture of propylene oxide, a starting material for production of polyurethane polyols and propylene glycol.