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32203

Sigma-Aldrich

Diethyl ether

contains BHT as inhibitor, puriss. p.a., ACS reagent, reag. ISO, reag. Ph. Eur., ≥99.8%

Synonym(s):
Ethyl ether, Ether
Linear Formula:
(CH3CH2)2O
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
74.12
Beilstein:
1696894
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.07

Quality Level

grade

ACS reagent
puriss. p.a.

Agency

USP/NF
reag. ISO
reag. Ph. Eur.

vapor density

2.6 (vs air)

assay

≥99.8% (GC)
≥99.8%

form

liquid

autoignition temp.

320 °F

contains

BHT as inhibitor

expl. lim.

36.5 %

impurities

≤0.00003% peroxides (as H2O2)
≤0.00007% adehydes (as HCHO)
≤0.0002% free acid (as CH3COOH)
≤0.001% carbonyl compounds (as CO)
≤0.001% non-volatile matter
≤0.005% acetone (GC)
≤0.02% ethanol (GC)
0.03% water (Karl Fischer)
5-8 ppm BHT (GC)

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.)

cation traces

Al: ≤0.5 mg/kg
B: ≤0.02 mg/kg
Ba: ≤0.1 mg/kg
Ca: ≤0.5 mg/kg
Cd: ≤0.05 mg/kg
Co: ≤0.02 mg/kg
Cr: ≤0.02 mg/kg
Cu: ≤0.02 mg/kg
Fe: ≤0.05 mg/kg
Mg: ≤0.1 mg/kg
Mn: ≤0.02 mg/kg
Ni: ≤0.02 mg/kg
Pb: ≤0.05 mg/kg
Sn: ≤0.1 mg/kg
Zn: ≤0.05 mg/kg

SMILES string

CCOCC

suitability

passes test for reaction against H2SO4

InChI

1S/C4H10O/c1-3-5-4-2/h3-4H2,1-2H3

InChI key

RTZKZFJDLAIYFH-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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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.

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)].

Other Notes

The article number 32203-4X2.5L will be discontinued. Please order the single bottle 32203-2.5L which is physically identical with the same exact specifications.
The article number 32203-4X2.5L-M will be discontinued. Please order the single bottle 32203-2.5L-M which is physically identical with the same exact specifications.
The article number 32203-6X1L will be discontinued. Please order the single bottle 32203-1L which is physically identical with the same exact specifications.
The article number 32203-6X1L-M will be discontinued. Please order the single bottle 32203-1L-M which is physically identical with the same exact specifications.

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Danger

Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Flam. Liq. 1 - STOT SE 3

Target Organs

Central nervous system

Supplementary Hazards

Storage Class Code

3 - Flammable liquids

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

-40.0 °F

Flash Point(C)

-40 °C

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