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Acetaldehyde

ReagentPlus®, ≥99.0% (GC)

Synonym: Ethanal

  • CAS Number 75-07-0

  • Linear Formula CH3CHO

  • Molecular Weight 44.05

  •  Beilstein Registry Number 505984

  •  EC Number 200-836-8

  •  MDL number MFCD00006991

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24844967

  •  eCl@ss 39021102

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Properties

Related Categories Aldehydes, Building Blocks, C1 to C6, Carbonyl Compounds, Chemical Synthesis,
biological source   from synthetic
grade   ReagentPlus®
vapor density   1.52 (vs air)
vapor pressure   14.63 psi ( 20 °C)
InChI Key   IKHGUXGNUITLKF-UHFFFAOYSA-N
assay   ≥99.0% (GC)
autoignition temp.   365 °F
expl. lim.   60 %
refractive index   n20/D 1.332(lit.)
bp   21 °C(lit.)
mp   −125 °C(lit.)
density   0.785 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
storage temp.   2-8°C

Description

Caution

forms easily paraldehyde

Other Notes

Same product — same quality — now Sigma-Aldrich brand

Application

Acetaldehyde may be used for the enzymatic synthesis of fatty acids.

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Safety Information

Symbol 
Signal word 
Danger
Hazard statements 
RIDADR 
UN1089 - class 3 - PG 1 - Acetaldehyde
WGK Germany 
1
RTECS 
AB1925000
Flash Point(F) 
-40 °F
Flash Point(C) 
-40 °C
Protocols & Articles

Articles

Aldol Condensation Reaction

The aldol condensation is an organic reaction introduced by Charles Wurtz, who first prepared the β-hydroxy aldehyde from acetaldehdye in 1872.1 In an aldol condensation, an enolate ion reacts with a...
Keywords: Addition reactions, Aldol condensation, Aldol reaction, Alkylations, Antibiotics, Asymmetric synthesis, Catalysis, Condensations, Dehydration reaction, Eliminations, Etherifications, Iodinations, Michael Addition, Rearrangements, Suzuki coupling

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