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Diethyl ether

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Melting point -116 °C
Boiling point 34.6 °C(lit.)
Density  0.714
vapor density  2.6 (vs air)
vapor pressure  28.69 psi ( 55 °C)
refractive index  n20/D 1.3530(lit.)
Flash point -40 °F
storage temp.  Store at RT.
solubility  Soluble in water, miscible with ethanol (96 per cent), with methylene chloride and with fatty oils. It is highly flammable.
form  Liquid
color  max. 10
Specific Gravity 0.714 (20/4℃) ; 0.712 (25℃)
Relative polarity 2.9
Odor Pungent odor detectable at 0.33 ppm
explosive limit 1.7-36%(V)
Evaporation Rate 37.5
Water Solubility  69 g/L (20 ºC)
FreezingPoint  -116.3℃
Merck  14,3806
Henry's Law Constant 12.50(x 10-4 atm?m3/mol at 25 °C) (Signer et al., 1969)
Dielectric constant 4.0(40℃)
Exposure limits TLV-TWA 1200 mg/m3 (400 ppm) (ACGIH and OSHA); STEL 1500 mg/m3 (500 ppm) (ACGIH).
Stability Stable, but light-sensitive, sensitive to air. May contain BHT (2,6-di-tert-butyl-4-methylphenol) as a stabilizer. Substances to be avoided include zinc, halogens, halogen-halogen compounds, nonmetals, nonmetallic oxyhalides, strong oxidizing agents, chromyl chloride, turpentine oils, turps substitutes, nitrates, metallic chlorides. Extre
LogP 0.890
CAS DataBase Reference 60-29-7(CAS DataBase Reference)
EWG's Food Scores 1
ATC code N01AA01
NIST Chemistry Reference Ethoxy ethane(60-29-7)
EPA Substance Registry System Ethyl ether (60-29-7)


Signal wordDanger
Hazard statements H224-H302-H336
Precautionary statements P210-P233-P240-P241-P301+P312-P403+P233
Hazard Codes  F+,Xn,T,F
Risk Statements  12-19-22-66-67-39/23/24/25-23/24/25-11
Safety Statements  9-16-29-33-45-36/37-7
RIDADR  UN 1155 3/PG 1
WGK Germany  1
RTECS  KI5775000
Autoignition Temperature 160 °C
HS Code  2909 11 00
HazardClass  3
PackingGroup  I
Hazardous Substances Data 60-29-7(Hazardous Substances Data)
Toxicity LD50 oral (rat) 1215 mg/kg
LC50 inhal (rat) 73,000 ppm (2 h)
PEL (OSHA) 400 ppm

STEL (ACGIH) 500 ppm
IDLA 1,900 ppm [10% LEL]
NFPA 704:
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