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Diisopropyl ether



Diisopropyl ether
Molecular formula C6H14O
Molar mass 102.18 g/mol
CAS number 108-20-3
Density 0.725 g/ml
Melting point

−60 °C

Boiling point

69 °C

SMILES CC(C)OC(C)C
Hazards
EU classification Flammable (F)
EU Index 603-045-00-X
NFPA 704
3
1
1
 
R-phrases R11, R19, R66, R67
S-phrases (S2), S9, S16, S29, S33
Flash point −28 °C
Autoignition
temperature
443 °C
Explosive limits 1.4–7.9%
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

Infobox disclaimer and references

Diisopropyl ether is secondary ether that is used as a solvent. It is a colorless liquid that is slightly soluble in water, but miscible with most organic solvents. It is also used as an oxygenate gasoline additive.

Additional recommended knowledge

Safety

Diisopropyl ether tends to form explosive peroxides upon standing in air for long periods (years). For this reason, methyl tert-butyl ether is often used as an alternative solvent.

See also

 
This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Diisopropyl_ether". A list of authors is available in Wikipedia.
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