Glycidol

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Glycidol[1]
IUPAC name Oxiranylmethanol
Other names Glycidol
2,3-Epoxy-1-propanol
3-Hydroxypropylene oxide
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
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Properties
C3H6O2
Molar mass 74.08 g/mol
Density 1.1143 g/cm³
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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

Infobox disclaimer and references

Glycidol is an organic compound containing epoxide and alcohol functional groups. It is a clear, slightly viscous liquid that has a variety of industrial uses.

Glycidol is used as a stabilizer for natural oils and vinyl polymers and as a demulsifier. It is used as a chemical intermediate in the synthesis of glycerol, glycidyl ethers, esters and amines. It is used in surface coatings, chemical synthesis, pharmaceuticals, sanitary chemicals and sterilizing milk of magnesia, and as a gelation agent in solid propellants.[2]

Glycidol is an irritant of the skin, eyes, mucous membranes, and upper respiratory tract. Exposure to glycidol may also cause central nervous system depression, followed by central nervous system stimulation.[3]

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