Agent Name

Trichloroepoxypropane

CAS Number

3083-23-6

Formula

C3-H3-Cl3-O

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

(Trichloromethyl)oxirane; 1,1,1-Trichloro-2,3-epoxypropane; 1,1,1-Trichloro-2-propene oxide; 1,1,1-Trichloropropane 2,3-epoxide; 1,1,1-Trichloropropane 2,3-oxide; 1,1,1-Trichloropropene 2,3-oxide; 1,1,1-Trichloropropene oxide; 1,1,1-Trichloropropene-2,3-epoxide; 1,1,1-Trichloropropene-2,3-oxide; 1,1,1-Trichloropropylene oxide; 1,2-Epoxy-3,3,3-trichloropropane; 2,3-Epoxy-1,1,1-trichloropropane; 3,3,3-Trichloro-1,2-epoxypropane; 3,3,3-Trichloroepoxypropane; 3,3,3-Trichloropropene oxide; 3,3,3-Trichloropropylene oxide; Propane, 1,1,1-trichloro-2,3-epoxy-; TCPO; Trichloropropene oxide; Trichloropropylene oxide; Oxirane, (trichloromethyl)-; Propane, 1,2-epoxy-3,3,3-trichloro-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Epoxides

Description

Clear colorless liquid; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used as a fireproofing agent and polymer intermediate; [NTP]

Comments

Intraperitoneal LD50 (rat) = 142 mg/kg; [RTECS] Enhances the tumor initiating ability of some carcinogens; [ChemIDplus] Highly flammable and polymerizable; [CAMEO] See "Epibromohydrin" and "Epichlorohydrin."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

11.6 mm Hg

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