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(R)-(+)-Propylene oxide is widely utilized in the manufacture of polyether polyols and propylene glycol, which is used to make the polyurethane plastics. It finds application as a fumigant for the sterilization of packaged foods and plastic medical instruments. Combine with ethanol, it used to make biological samples for electron microscopy. It also used in model aircraft and surface vehicles as a glow fuel.
Paddock, R. L.; Adhikari, D.; Lord, R. L.; Baik, M.; Nguyen, S. T. [(Salcen)CrIII + Lewis base]-catalyzed synthesis of N-aryl-substituted oxazolidinones from epoxides and aryl isocyanates. Chem. Commun. 2014, 50 (96), 15187-15190.
Horvath, J. D.; Gellman, A. J. Enantiospecific Desorption of R- and S-Propylene Oxide from a Chiral Cu(643) Surface. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2001, 123 (32), 7953-7954.
Hazard Statements: H224-H302-H312-H332-H315-H319-H340-H350-H335
Extremely flammable liquid and vapour. Harmful if swallowed. Harmful in contact with skin. Harmful if inhaled. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause genetic defects. May cause cancer. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P210-P201-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P405-P501a
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Obtain special instructions before use. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.