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Acetaldehyde

PESTANAL®, analytical standard

Synonym(s):
Ethanal
Linear Formula:
CH3CHO
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
44.05
Beilstein:
505984
EC Number:
MDL number:
eCl@ss:
39021102
PubChem Substance ID:

Quality Level

grade

analytical standard

vapor density

1.52 (vs air)

vapor pressure

14.63 psi ( 20 °C)

product line

PESTANAL®

CofA

current certificate can be downloaded

autoignition temp.

365 °F

expl. lim.

60 %

packaging

ampule of 1000 mg

technique(s)

HPLC: suitable
gas chromatography (GC): suitable

refractive index

n20/D 1.332 (lit.)

bp

21 °C (lit.)

mp

−125 °C (lit.)

density

0.785 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

application(s)

agriculture
cleaning products
cosmetics
environmental
flavors and fragrances
food and beverages
personal care

format

neat

storage temp.

2-8°C

SMILES string

CC=O

InChI

1S/C2H4O/c1-2-3/h2H,1H3

InChI key

IKHGUXGNUITLKF-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

Acetaldehyde is a highly inflammable liquid, which can be commercially produced from liquid-phase oxidation of ethylene. It can also be obtained as a co-product from the oxidation of saturated hydrocarbons like propane or butane. It can find applications as a chemical intermediate in the production of acetic acid.

Application

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Legal Information

PESTANAL is a registered trademark of Sigma-Aldrich International GmbH

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Classifications

Carc. 1B - Eye Irrit. 2 - Flam. Liq. 1 - Muta. 2 - STOT SE 3

Target Organs

Respiratory system

Storage Class Code

3 - Flammable liquids

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

-38.0 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

-38.89 °C - closed cup

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

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Certificate of Origin

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Protocols

GC Analysis of Fermentation Compounds on a Packed Column (6.6% Carbowax® 20M on 80/120 Carbopack™ B AW)

Separation of Acetone; Acetic acid; Propionic acid; Ethyl butyrate; Ethanol; Isoamyl acetate; Isobutyric acid; 3-Methyl-2-butanol; Methyl acetate; 1-Propanol; Acetal, ≥98%, FG; 2-Methyl-1-pentanol; Butyl acetate; Ethyl propionate; 3-Pentanol; 2-Pentanol, 98%; Ethyl isobutyrate; Isobutyl acetate; Acetaldehyde; Furfural; Butyric acid; Methanol; Ethyl acetate

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