ATSDR - Toxic Substances - 1,2,3 Trichloropropane
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1,2,3 Trichloropropane

CAS ID #: 96-18-4

Affected Organ Systems: Hepatic (Liver), Respiratory (From the Nose to the Lungs)

Cancer Effects: None

Chemical Classification: Volatile organic compounds

Summary: 1,2,3-Trichloropropane is a synthetic chemical that is also known as allyl trichloride, glycerol trichlorohydrin, and trichlorohydrin. It is a colorless, heavy liquid with a sweet but strong odor. It evaporates very quickly and small amounts dissolve in water. It is mainly used to make other chemicals. Some of it is also used as an industrial solvent, paint and varnish remover, and cleaning and degreasing agent. Very little information is available on the amounts manufactured and the specific uses.

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