Ethyl Malonate
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Title: Ethyl Malonate
CAS Registry Number: 105-53-3
CAS Name: Propanedioic acid diethyl ester
Additional Names: diethyl malonate; malonic ester
Molecular Formula: C7H12O4
Molecular Weight: 160.17
Percent Composition: C 52.49%, H 7.55%, O 39.96%
Line Formula: C2H5OOCCH2COOC2H5
Literature References: Prepd from chloroacetic acid and sodium cyanide followed by esterification with ethanol and H2SO4: L. Gattermann, T. Wieland, Praxis des Organischen Chemikers (de Gruyter, Berlin, 40th ed., 1961) pp 220-221.
Properties: Liquid. Slightly aromatic, pleasant odor. d 1.055. bp 198-199°; bp20 95°. mp -50°. nD20 1.4143. One gram dissolves in about 50 ml of water. Miscible with alcohol, ether.
Melting point: mp -50°
Boiling point: bp 198-199°; bp20 95°
Index of refraction: nD20 1.4143
Density: d 1.055
Use: Manuf of barbiturates.

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