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1,2-Diaminopropane is an organic compound with the formula H2NCH2CH2NH2. This colorless liquid is one of three isomeric amines of propane, the others being 1,3-diaminopropane and 2,3-diaminopropane.

Structure and properties[edit | edit source]

1,2-Diaminopropane features a propane backbone with amino groups on the first and second carbons. It is a colorless liquid with a strong ammonia-like odor. It is soluble in water and polar organic solvents.

Synthesis[edit | edit source]

1,2-Diaminopropane can be synthesized by the reaction of 1,2-dichloropropane with ammonia, under elevated temperature and pressure.

Uses[edit | edit source]

1,2-Diaminopropane is used as a building block in the synthesis of various polymers and resins. It is also used in the production of pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals.

Safety[edit | edit source]

Like other alkylamines, 1,2-diaminopropane is a skin and respiratory irritant. It is also flammable.

See also[edit | edit source]

1,2-Diaminopropane Resources
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