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Title: 2-Diethylaminoethanol
CAS Registry Number: 100-37-8
Additional Names: b-Diethylaminoethyl alcohol; 2-hydroxytriethylamine
Molecular Formula: C6H15NO
Molecular Weight: 117.19
Percent Composition: C 61.49%, H 12.90%, N 11.95%, O 13.65%
Literature References: Prepd by the action of ethylene chlorohydrin on diethylamine: Ladenburg, Ber. 14, 1878 (1881); Soderman, Johnson, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 47, 1394 (1925); Hartman, Org. Synth. coll. vol. II, 183 (1943); by the action of ethylene oxide on diethylamine: Horne, Shriner, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 54, 2928 (1932); Headlee et al., ibid. 55, 1066 (1933).
Properties: Liquid. d25 0.8800. bp760 163°; bp80 100°; bp10 55°. nD25 1.4389. Sol in water, alcohol, ether, benzene.
Boiling point: bp760 163°; bp80 100°; bp10 55°
Index of refraction: nD25 1.4389
Density: d25 0.8800
Derivative Type: p-Nitrophenylurethan
Properties: Crystals, mp 59-60°.
Melting point: mp 59-60°
CAUTION: Potential symptoms of overexposure are nausea, vomiting; irritation of respiratory system, skin and eyes. See NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards (DHHS/NIOSH 97-140, 1997) p 106.

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