Diethyl ether

ethoxyethane, ethyl ether, diethyl oxide, ethyl oxide, ether, solvent ether, aether, anaesthetic ether, ethoxy ethane

How to detect Diethyl ether

Formula: C4H10O | CAS: 60-29-7

Synonyms: ethoxyethane, ethyl ether, diethyl oxide, ethyl oxide, ether, solvent ether, aether, anaesthetic ether, ethoxy ethane

Used as a wide ranging solvent and extractant in processes such as nitrocellulose manufacture and food processing.

Specification

Specification Value/Information
Formula C4H10O
CAS no. 60-29-7
Gas Response Factor, 11.7 eV 1.1
Gas Response Factor, 10.6 eV 1.5
Gas Response Factor, 10.0 eV 1.4
ppm per mg/m⁻³, (20 °C, 1 bar) 0.325
Molecular Weight, g/mole 74.0
Melting point, °C -116
Boiling point, °C 34.6
Flash point, °C -40
Upper Explosive Limit, % 48
Specification Value/Information
Lower Explosive Limit, % 1.8
Density, g.cm⁻³ 0.706
Ionisation Energy, eV 9.53
EH40 TWA, ppm 100
EH40 TWA, mg.m⁻³ 310
EH40 STEL, ppm 200
EH40 STEL, mg.m⁻³ 620
NIOSH IDLH, ppm 1900
OSHA TWA PEL, ppm 400
OSHA TWA PEL, mg.m⁻³ 1200

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