Around 95% of EDC is used inthe production of vinyl chloride monomer (VCM), nearly all of which goes intopolyvinyl chloride (PVC).
Other outlets for EDC arechlorinated solvents such as ethyleneamines, trichloroethylene, vinylidenechloride and trichloroethane. It is used as an intermediate in the productionof perchloroethylene (tetrachloroethylene) and as a catalyst in hexachloropheneproduction.EDC has been used as a solvent in the textile, metal cleaning andadhesives industries. Solvent markets tend to be mature due to environmentalpressures to reduce emissions and declining in the case of perchloroethylene
Chemical Name : 1,2-dichloroethane
CAS No.: 107-06-2
Mol.Formula : Cl-CH2- CH2-Cl
Molecular weight : 98.96g/mol
Appearance : EDC is a colorless liquid with amild odor
Purity(wt %): 99.9 min.
Acidity (as HCI)ppm,wt : 2 max.
Water (1)ppm, wt : 150 max.
Density (g/cc): 1.252
Freezing point : -35°C
Boiling point : 83.5°C
Hs code : 29031500