Current Prices, Historical Series and Forecasts in Several Countries
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About Epichlorohydrin. Epichlorohydrin (a.k.a. ECH, Chloromethyloxirane) is an epoxide and an organochlorine compound. It is not a halohydrin, as its name could suggest. In its pure form, epichlorohydrin is a clear, colorless liquid. The versatility conferred by the presence of both an epoxide ring and a chlorine atom explains epichlorohydrin's wide use as a chemical intermediate, allowing it to react with many types of compounds.
Chemical Formula. C3H5ClO
Commercial Grades. grade A (98.0 % minimum purity, with maximum water content of 0.1%) and technical grade (99.9% minimum purity, with maximum water content of 0.05%).
Uses. Epichlorohydrin is mainly used in the production of bisphenol A, raw material for epoxy resins and elastomers. To a lesser extent, it is also used in the production of glycidyl ethers, epichlorohydrin – polyamide resins, and alkyl glyceryl ether sulfonate salts; for water treatment chemicals; surfactants; manufacturing of copolymers for decolorization; flocculation/clarification of refinery sugar liquors and juices; as intermediate for paints; solvent for cellulose esters and ethers; and starch crosslinking agent.
- Allyl chloride + chlorine + calcium hydroxide (hypochlorination/epoxidation)
- Glycerol + hydrogen chloride + sodium hydroxide (hydrochlorination/dehydrochlorination)
To know more about Epichlorohydrin production processes, click here.
Derivatives. glycerol; chlorohydrin; and glycidol.
Methodology. The pricing data presented are, if not otherwise indicated, volume-weighted average transaction prices including contract and spot transactions in the locations specified. The information provided is obtained from gathering and refining of trade data officially reported for the respective countries (i.e., governmental agencies, institutions related to foreign trade and industry publications). For further details check our Methodology.
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