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472565 Aldrich

Diethyl cyanophosphonate

90%

Synonym: DEPC, Diethyl phosphoryl cyanide

  • CAS Number 2942-58-7

  • Linear Formula (CH3CH2O)2P(O)CN

  • Molecular Weight 163.11

  •  Beilstein Registry Number 1768938

  •  EC Number 220-936-5

  •  MDL number MFCD00010256

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24870809

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Properties

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InChI Key   ZWWWLCMDTZFSOO-UHFFFAOYSA-N
assay   90%
refractive index   n20/D 1.403(lit.)
bp   104-105 °C/19 mmHg(lit.)
density   1.075 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
storage temp.   2-8°C

Description

Other Notes

Contains triethyl phosphate

Packaging

5, 25, 100 mL in glass bottle

Application

Coupling reagent for peptide synthesis. Reagent for the phosphorylation of phenols. Activating agent for fluorescent derivatization of carboxylic acids which allows separation by HPLC.

General description

Diethyl cyanophosphonate (DCNP, a Tabun mimic, DECP) is a nerve agent simulant. Its detection by using fluorescein, a reversible fluorescent sensor, has been reported. Its degradation in the presence of suitable organocatalysts (different amines, aminoalcohols and glycols) has been studied.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Symbol 
Signal word 
Danger
Hazard statements 
Precautionary statements 
Supplemental Hazard Statements 
Contact with acids liberates very toxic gas.
RIDADR 
UN 2922 6.1(8) / PGII
WGK Germany 
3
RTECS 
TD2500000
Flash Point(F) 
176 °F
Flash Point(C) 
80 °C

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