Epoxide, cyclic ether with a three-membered ring. the essential structure of an epoxide contains an oxygen atom attached to two adjacent carbon atoms of a hydrocarbon. The strain of the three-membered ring makes an epoxide far more reactive than a typical acyclic ether. Ethylene oxide is economically the foremost important epoxide and is formed from oxidation of ethylene over a silver catalyst. it's used as a fumigant and to form antifreeze, glycol , and other useful compounds.
Published Date: 2020-06-26; Received Date: 2020-06-05