The organic compound propylene oxide is a colorless and volatile liquid at normal temperature and pressure. This compound is highly flammable and reactive in nature. The compound, however, is very useful as a chemical intermediate. The propylene oxide is used for fumigation of medical instruments and in food industries. It is a major commodity chemical used for a production of polyurethane. Commercially, propylene oxide is used in production of polyols, glycol ethers and Butanediol among the others. It is also used in starch industries, lubricant industries, adhesive and sealant industries, cosmetic industries etc. Moreover, it also finds application in production of herbicides, demulsifiers, surfactants and defoamers.