2-Chloroethyl Vinyl Ether
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Title: 2-Chloroethyl Vinyl Ether
CAS Registry Number: 110-75-8
CAS Name: (2-Chloroethoxy)ethene
Molecular Formula: C4H7ClO
Molecular Weight: 106.55
Percent Composition: C 45.09%, H 6.62%, Cl 33.27%, O 15.02%
Line Formula: ClCH2CH2OCH=CH2
Literature References: Prepd by the action of solid NaOH + triethanolamine upon b,-dichlorodiethyl ether: Chitwood, Perkins, US 2104717 (1938 to Carbide and Carbon Chem.); cf. Cretcher et al., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 47, 1175 (1926). Toxicity study: Smyth et al., J. Ind. Hyg. Toxicol. 31, 60 (1949).
Properties: Liquid. d1515 1.0525. bp740 109°. Quite stable to NaOH solns. Even dil acids produce hydrolysis to acetaldehyde and ethylene chlorohydrin [2-chloroethanol]. LD50 orally in rats: 250 mg/kg (Smyth).
Boiling point: bp740 109°
Density: d1515 1.0525
Toxicity data: LD50 orally in rats: 250 mg/kg (Smyth)
Use: Mfg anesthetics, sedatives, cellulose ethers.

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