Ethylene Glycol Diacetate
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Title: Ethylene Glycol Diacetate
CAS Registry Number: 111-55-7
CAS Name: 1,2-Ethanediol diacetate
Additional Names: glycol diacetate; ethylene diacetate
Molecular Formula: C6H10O4
Molecular Weight: 146.14
Percent Composition: C 49.31%, H 6.90%, O 43.79%
Line Formula: CH3COOCH2CH2OOCCH3
Literature References: Prepn from ethylene bromide, glacial acetic acid and potassium acetate: Henry, Bull. Soc. Chim. [3] 17, 207 (1897); Gattermann-Wieland, Praxis des Organischen Chemikers (de Gruyter, Berlin, 40th ed., 1961) p 107; from synthesis gas via homogeneous ruthenium catalysis: J. F. Knifton, Chem. Commun. 1981, 188. Toxicity study: Smyth et al., J. Ind. Hyg. Toxicol. 23, 259 (1941).
Properties: Liquid. d 1.104. bp 190-191°. mp -31°. nD20 1.415. Flash pt, open cup: 205°F (96°C). Sol in 7 parts water; miscible with alc, ether. LD50 orally in rats: 6.86 g/kg (Smyth).
Melting point: mp -31°
Boiling point: bp 190-191°
Flash point: Flash pt, open cup: 205°F (96°C)
Index of refraction: nD20 1.415
Density: d 1.104
Toxicity data: LD50 orally in rats: 6.86 g/kg (Smyth)
Use: Solvent for oils, cellulose esters, explosives, etc.

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