Record Display for the EPA National Library CatalogRECORD NUMBER: 9 OF 9
|Main Title||Investigation of Selected Potential Environmental Contaminants: Haloalcohols.|
|Author||Lande, Sheldon S. ; Bogyo, Dennis A. ; Howard, Philip H. ; Santodonato, Joseph ; Meylan, William M. ;|
|CORP Author||Syracuse Research Corp., NY. Center for Chemical Hazard Assessment.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Toxic Substances.|
|Report Number||TR-80-534; EPA-68-01-3920; EPA-560/11-80-004;|
|Additional Subjects||Halogen organic compounds ; Alcohols ; Environmental surveys ; Physical properties ; Chemical properties ; Molecular structures ; Manufacturing ; Design ; Process charting ; Hydrolysis ; Oxidation ; Free radicals ; Photolysis ; Animals ; Regulations ; Standards ; Toxicity ; Public health ; Samples ; Trends ; Marketing ; Substitutes ; Storage ; Path of pollutants ; Ethanol/bromo ; Ethanol/chloro ; Ethanol/trichloro ; Ethanol/trifluoro ; Propanol/chloro ; Propanol/dibromo ; Propanol/dichloro ; Propane diol/chloro|
This report reviews the potential environmental hazard associated with the commercial use of a large group of chemicals that are used mostly as chemical intermediates - haloalcohols. Ten commercial compounds are covered in the report including the following large commercial products: 2-chloroethanol (ethylene chlorohydrin) -intermediate for ethylene oxide; 2-chloro-1-propanol and 1-chloro-2-propanol (propylene chlorohydrin) -intermediate for propylene oxide; 2,3-dichloro-1-propanol and 1,3-dichloro-2-propanol (alpha- and beta-dichlorohydrin) -intermediate for epichlorohydrin. Information on physical and chemical properties, production methods and quantities, commercial uses and factors affecting environmental contamination, as well as information related to health and biological effects, are reviewed.