Illustrated Glossary of Organic Chemistry

Epichlorohydrin: The epoxide having the molecular structure shown below. IUPAC name 2-(chloromethyl)oxirane. Has a wide variety of laboratory and industrial applications, for example, as a monomer in epoxy resins and other copolymers.



Bisphenol A


Epoxy resin
Polymerization of bisphenol A (a monomer) with epichlorohydrin (a monomer) yields a commonly used epoxy resin copolymer. The polymer structure is colored to show the monomers.