Acrolein

IUPAC Name: Prop-2-enal

Source: Used as an herbicide and fungicide in water treatment processes. It is also used in organic synthesis.

Summary: Acrolein occurs both naturally and synthetically. It may be created during the combustion of gasoline, oil, wood, or tobacco. It is an important intermediate in organic synthesis. It has uses as an herbicide and fungicide in water treatment processes. The compound is soluble in water up to 211,000 mg/L at 20 C and has a density of 0.8389 g/mL at 20 C. Acrolein is classified by the EPA as a Hazardous Air Pollutant (HAPs). The chemical has been detected in rainwater, which means wet deposition from the atmosphere may be possible. A Koc value of 1.0 indicates high mobility within soil. Biodegradation and volatilization are expected to be major methods of degradation in soil and water.

GHS Hazard Statement: H225, H300, H301, H311, H314, H318, H330, H336, H370, H372, H400, H410, GHS02, GHS05, GHS06, GHS08, GHS09