2,3-epoxypropanol

Synonyms: "glycidol", "oxiranemethanol", "2,3-epoxy-1-propanol", "epihydrin alcohol", "oxiran-2-ylmethanol", "3-hydroxypropylene oxide", "glycide", "oxiranylmethanol", "glycidyl alcohol"

Source: 2,3-epoxypropanol is used as a stabilizer in the manufacture of vinyl polymers and natural oils and as an intermediate in the synthesis of glycerol, glycidyl ethers, and amines. It is also used as an alkylating agent, demulsifier, and dye-leveling agent and for sterilizing milk of magnesia.

Identifiers:

IUPAC Name: oxiran-2-ylmethanol
CAS Number: 556-52-5
PubChem ID: 11164
InChiKey: CTKINSOISVBQLD-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Canonical SMILES: C1C(O1)CO

Structural Properties:

Molecular Formula: C3H6O2
Molecular Weight: 74,0785

Pharmacophore Features:

Number of bond donors: 1
Number of bond acceptors: 2
Number of atoms different from hydrogen: 5

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Brown-Woodman PD, White IG, Ridley DD. 1979. The antifertility activity and toxicity of alpha-chlorohydrin derivatives in male rats. Contraception 19(5):517-525

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