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Diethyl ether

for UV-spectroscopy, ≥99.8% (GC)

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

  •  PubChem Substance ID 329753878

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Properties

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grade   for UV-spectroscopy
vapor density   2.6 (vs air)
InChI Key   RTZKZFJDLAIYFH-UHFFFAOYSA-N
assay   ≥99.8% (GC)
autoignition temp.   320 °F
contains   2,6-di-tert-butyl-4-methylphenol as stabilizer
expl. lim.   36.5 %
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.)
λ   1 cm path, H2O reference
UV absorption   λ: 210 nm Amax: 0.8
  λ: 230 nm Amax: 0.45
  λ: 250 nm Amax: 0.12
  λ: 280 nm Amax: 0.07
  λ: 310 nm Amax: 0.005

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Application

Diethyl ether may be employed as solvent for the oxidation of secondary alcohols into ketones. It may be employed as solvent in the preparation of triblock copolymer of PCL-PEG-PCL, acrylated PCL-PEG-PCL and the pentablock copolymer PAE-PCL-PEG-PCL-PAE [PAE = poly(β-amino ester), PEG = poly(ethylene glycol), PCL = poly(ε-caprolactone)].

General description

Diethyl ether (DEE) is widely employed as solvent for Grignard synthesis. Its efficacy as solvent for Formalin-ether (F-E) sedimentation technique has been studied. 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 alternative of diesel fuel.

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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
15

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