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Title: 2-(Ethylsulfonyl)ethanol
CAS Registry Number: 513-12-2
Additional Names: Ethylsulfonylethyl alcohol
Molecular Formula: C4H10O3S
Molecular Weight: 138.19
Percent Composition: C 34.77%, H 7.29%, O 34.73%, S 23.20%
Line Formula: CH3CH2SO2CH2CH2OH
Literature References: Prepn from 2-(ethylthio)ethanol + H2O2: W. M. Lee, L. P. Muller, US 2805964 (1957 to Pennsalt Chem.); Shostakovskii et al., Zh. Obshch. Khim. 30, 1123 (1960).
Properties: Hygroscopic crystals from acetone, mp 46°. bp2.5 153°. d420 1.25. Flash pt 188°C (371°F). Soluble in water and in many organic solvents.
Melting point: mp 46°
Boiling point: bp2.5 153°
Flash point: Flash pt 188°C (371°F)
Density: d420 1.25
Derivative Type: Benzoate
Molecular Formula: C11H14O4S
Molecular Weight: 242.29
Percent Composition: C 54.53%, H 5.82%, O 26.41%, S 13.23%
Properties: Needles from alcohol, mp 118°.
Melting point: mp 118°
Use: When liq, as solvent for polar org substances. Intermediate for pharmaceuticals, plasticizers, solvents. Humectant. Antistatic agent for synthetic fibers and fabrics.
Status: This monograph has been retired and is no longer subject to revision or update.

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