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Diethyl ether

Synonym: Ether, Ethyl ether

  • CAS Number 60-29-7

  • Linear Formula (CH3CH2)2O

  • Molecular Weight 74.12

  •  Beilstein Registry Number 1696894

  •  EC Number 200-467-2

  •  MDL number MFCD00011646

  •  eCl@ss 39021002

  • Popular Documents:  FTNMR (PDF)  

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Properties

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vapor density   2.6 (vs air)
InChI Key   RTZKZFJDLAIYFH-UHFFFAOYSA-N
autoignition temp.   320 °F
contains   BHT as stabilizer
expl. lim.   36.5 %
impurities   2% ethyl alcohol
refractive index   n20/D 1.3530(lit.)
bp   34.6 °C(lit.)
mp   −116 °C(lit.)
density   0.706 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)

Description

Packaging

Packaged in seal-top can

Application

Diethyl ether may be employed as a solvent in the following studies:
• Oxidation of secondary alcohols into ketones.
• Preparation of pentablock copolymer PAE-PCL-PEG-PCL-PAE [PAE = poly(β-amino ester), PEG = poly(ethylene glycol), PCL = poly(ε-caprolactone)].
• Preparation of triblock copolymer of PCL-PEG-PCL.
• Preparation of acrylated PCL-PEG-PCL.

General description

Diethyl ether (DEE) is widely employed as solvent for Grignard synthesis. It has been reported as a hydroboration solvent. DEE is a promising compression-ignition fuel and its energy density is much higher than ethanol. It is also one of the components in a blend used in diesel fuel. It can also be used as a alternative of diesel fuel.

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Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Symbol 
Signal word 
Danger
Hazard statements 
Precautionary statements 
Supplemental Hazard Statements 
May form explosive peroxides., Repeated exposure may cause skin dryness or cracking.
RIDADR 
UN1155 - class 3 - PG 1 - Diethyl ether
WGK Germany 
1
RTECS 
KI5775000
Flash Point(F) 
-40 °F
Flash Point(C) 
-40 °C
Protocols & Articles
Peer-Reviewed Papers
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