EDC is a colorless liquid with a mild odor. It is toxic and extremely flammable. EDC ethylene dichloride manufacturers is a good organic solvent but slightly soluble in water.
|Purity||>wt %||99.9 min.||HC-531|
|Acidity (as HCI)||ppm, wt||2 max.||HC-535|
|Water (1)||ppm, wt||150 max.||ASTM D-1364|
|Iron||ppm, wt||1 max.||HC 532A-7|
|Benzene||ppm, wt||50 max.||HC 531B-82|
|Low boilers||ppm, wt||450 max.||HC 531B-82|
|High boilers||ppm, wt||450 max.||HC 531B-82|
|Color||APHA||10 max.||ASTM D-1209|
|Boiling range||°C||1.5°C, including 83.5°C||ASTM D-1078|
|Density||at 15 °C||1.258 – 1.268||ASTM D-1217|
|Residue on evaporation||ppm, wt||20 max.||ASTM D-1353|
About 95% of the EDC production is converted to VCM for PVC production.
EDC is used as an organic solvent, as a fumigant, and in the chemical synthesis of various products.
Hazards and Safety
EDC is extremely flammable. Poisonous gases are produced when it burns. It is a reactive toxic liquid. Avoid inhalation of the vapors. Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
Parameter Unit Quantity
UN or ID NO. 1184
Storage and Handling
Storage containers should be tightly closed and labeled: “Hazardous Chemical”. Store away from alkali metals and ignition sources. Wear goggles, self-contained breathing apparatus and rubber over clothing.