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.
IUPAC Name: oxiran-2-ylmethanol
CAS Number: 556-52-5
PubChem ID: 11164
Canonical SMILES: C1C(O1)CO
Molecular Formula: C3H6O2
Molecular Weight: 74,0785
Number of bond donors: 1
Number of bond acceptors: 2
Number of atoms different from hydrogen: 5
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