Ethyl Carbonate
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Title: Ethyl Carbonate
CAS Registry Number: 105-58-8
CAS Name: Carbonic acid diethyl ester
Additional Names: diethyl carbonate
Trademarks: Eufin
Molecular Formula: C5H10O3
Molecular Weight: 118.13
Percent Composition: C 50.84%, H 8.53%, O 40.63%
Line Formula: (C2H5O)2C=O
Literature References: Prepn: Palomaa et al., Ber. 72, 313 (1939). Manuf: Mador, Blackham, US 3114762 (1963 to Natl. Distillers & Chem.).
Properties: Liquid, bp 126°. Pleasant ethereal odor, mp -43°. Flash pt, closed cup: 77°F (25°C). d420 0.9764. nD20 1.3843. Practically insol in water; miscible with alcohol, ether.
Melting point: mp -43°
Boiling point: bp 126°
Flash point: Flash pt, closed cup: 77°F (25°C)
Index of refraction: nD20 1.3843
Density: d420 0.9764
Use: Solvent for nitrocellulose; manuf radio tubes; fixing rare earths to cathode elements.

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