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Diethylbenzene

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Diethylbenzene Chemical Properties
  • Melting point:-31°C(lit.)
  • Boiling point:180-182 °C(lit.)
  • Density 0.87 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
  • vapor density ~4.6 (vs air)
  • vapor pressure 0.99 mm Hg ( 20 °C)
  • refractive index n20/D 1.495(lit.)
  • Flash point:134 °F
  • form Liquid
  • color Clear colorless to light yellow
  • OdorCharacteristic aromatic; like benzene; like toluene,
  • explosive limit5%
  • Water Solubility INSOLUBLE
  • BRN 1903396
  • CAS DataBase Reference25340-17-4(CAS DataBase Reference)
  • EPA Substance Registry SystemDiethylbenzene (25340-17-4)
Safety Information
  • Hazard Codes Xi,N
  • Risk Statements 38-51/53-65-36/38-50/53
  • Safety Statements 61-62-26-24-60
  • RIDADR UN 2049 3/PG 3
  • WGK Germany 2
  • RTECS CZ5600000
  • TSCA Yes
  • HazardClass 3.2
  • PackingGroup III
  • HS Code 29029090
MSDS
Diethylbenzene Usage And Synthesis
  • Chemical PropertiesClear colorless to light yellow liquid
  • General DescriptionA clear colorless liquid with an aromatic odor. Flash point 140°F. Less dense than water and insoluble in water. Vapors heavier than air.
  • Air & Water ReactionsFlammable. Insoluble in water.
  • Reactivity ProfileVigorous reactions, sometimes amounting to explosions, can result from the contact between aromatic hydrocarbons, such as Diethylbenzene, and strong oxidizing agents. They can react exothermically with bases and with diazo compounds. Substitution at the benzene nucleus occurs by halogenation (acid catalyst), nitration, sulfonation, and the Friedel-Crafts reaction.
  • Health HazardHigh vapor concentrations produce eye and respiratory tract irritation, dizziness, depression. Liquid irritates and may blister skin, can cause corneal injury to eye.
  • Fire HazardHIGHLY FLAMMABLE: Will be easily ignited by heat, sparks or flames. Vapors may form explosive mixtures with air. Vapors may travel to source of ignition and flash back. Most vapors are heavier than air. They will spread along ground and collect in low or confined areas (sewers, basements, tanks). Vapor explosion hazard indoors, outdoors or in sewers. Runoff to sewer may create fire or explosion hazard. Containers may explode when heated. Many liquids are lighter than water.
  • Chemical ReactivityReactivity with Water No reaction; Reactivity with Common Materials: No reaction; Stability During Transport: Stable; Neutralizing Agents for Acids and Caustics: Not pertinent; Polymerization: Not pertinent; Inhibitor of Polymerization: Not pertinent.
  • Safety Profilehhldly toxic by ingestion. A skin and eye irritant. Flammable liquid when exposed to heat or flame; can react with oxidizing materials. To fight fire, use CO2, dry chemical. When heated to decomposition it emits acrid smoke and fumes. See also ETHYL BENZENE.
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