Showa Denko America

Organic compound used as an intermediate in the production of glycerol, epichlorohydrin, butanediol, esters, amines, and others

Allyl alcohol is a clear liquid that is used to produce a variety of derivatives and products. Showa Denko has been manufacturing allyl alcohol with a unique, more energy efficient process since 1985. Before 1985 traditional production methods required the alkaline hydrolysis of allyl chloride and the isomerization of propylene oxide.

The IUPAC name for allyl alcohol is 2-propen-1-ol and CAS # 107-18-6.

At our Oita plant located in Japan, a naphtha cracker produces ethylene, propylene and other fractions. From propylene, two grades of allyl alcohol are produced; C-allyl alcohol (70%purity) and P-allyl alcohol (>99.9% purity) sequentially. C-allyl alcohol is normally used in the production of epichlorohydrin while P-allyl alcohol is suited for others.

Allyl alcohol is a raw material for various derivatives such as epichlorohydrin, 1,4-butanediol, diallyl phthalate, allyl glycidyl ether, allyl methacrylate, styrene-allyl alcohol, and a few esters, among others.

These are used for a variety of applications such as an additive in plasticizers and other coatings, a polymer cross linking agent, to improve adhesion, weather resistance, gloss, and many more. Please contact us for more information about allyl alcohol.

Physical Properties

Appearance Colorless, transparent liquid
Odor Pungent, mustard-like
Specific gravity density 0.852 g/cm3 (20°C)
Boiling point 96.9°C, 206.4°F
Melting point -129°C, -200.2°F


Drum 170kg or 52.6gal/drum (FCL: 80 drums: 13.6mt or 4207.2gal)
ISO Container Type T20: 14mt or 4330.7gal/container

Allyl Alcohol MSDS (PDF)

Technical Data Sheet (PDF)