Ethyl Oxalacetate
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Title: Ethyl Oxalacetate
CAS Registry Number: 108-56-5
CAS Name: Oxobutanedioic acid diethyl ester
Additional Names: diethyl oxalacetate; oxaloacetic ester
Molecular Formula: C8H12O5
Molecular Weight: 188.18
Percent Composition: C 51.06%, H 6.43%, O 42.51%
Line Formula: C2H5OOCCH2COCOOC2H5
Literature References: Obtained by the action of sodium on a mixture of ethyl oxalate and ethyl acetate.
Properties: Oily liquid. d420 1.131. bp24 132°. nD16.6 1.45614. Insol in water. Miscible with alc, benzene, ether. Dec when boiled at ordinary pressure. With water it gradually dec into alc and acetic and oxalic acids.
Boiling point: bp24 132°
Index of refraction: nD16.6 1.45614
Density: d420 1.131
Derivative Type: Semicarbazone
Properties: Crystals, mp 162°.
Melting point: mp 162°

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