1,2-Dichloropropane

IUPAC Name: 1,2-Dichloropropane

MCL: 0.005 ppm

Source: Used as an industrial solvent and intermediate in chemical synthesis. Formerly used as a pesticide.

Summary: 1,2-dichloropropane is a synthetic compound used as an intermediate in the production of perchloroethylene. It was formerly used as a soil fumigant and industrial solvent in paint strippers. It also has current uses as a cleaning agent, industrial solvent, and intermediate in organic synthesis. It is a colorless liquid at room temperature and is soluble in water up to 2800 mg/L. It has a density of 1.159 g/mL at 25 C. Upon decomposition it produces hydrogen chloride gas. It is classified by the EPA as a Hazardous Air Pollutant (HAPs). 1,2-dichloropropane exists in the atmosphere in the vapor-phase and will undergo degradation reactions with hydroxyl radicals with a half-life of 36 days. A Koc value of 47 indicates high mobility within soil. Volatilization from soil and water is expected to be a major method of natural degradation.

GHS Hazard Statement: H225, H302, H315, H316, H317, H319, H332, H335, H336, H350, H351, H361, H370, H372, H373, GHS02, GHS07, GHS08