3-chloro-1,2-propanediol

3-chloro-1,2-propanediol

[¦thrē ‚klȯr·ō ¦wən ¦tü ¦prō‚pān′dī‚ȯl]
(organic chemistry)
ClCH2CH(OH)CH2OH A sweetish-tasting liquid that has a tendency to turn a straw color; soluble in ether, alcohol, and water; used to manufacture dye intermediates and to lower the freezing point of dynamite.
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A summary follows of the Committee's evaluations of toxicological and intake data on various specific food additives (diacetyltartaric and fatty acid esters of glycerol, quillaia extracts, invertase from Saccharomyces cerevisiae, B-carotene from Blakeslea trispora, curcumin, phosphates, diphosphates and polyphosphates, hydrogenated poly-1-decene, natamycin, D-tagatose, carrageenan, processed Eucheuma seaweed, curdlan, acetylated oxidised starch, [alpha]-cyclodextrin and sodium sulfate), flavouring agents and contaminants (3-chloro-1,2-propanediol, 1,3-dichloro-2-propanol, and a large number of polychlorinated dibenzodioxins, polychlorinated dibenzofurans and coplanar polychlorinated biphenyls).