Trimethylene Oxide
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Title: Trimethylene Oxide
CAS Registry Number: 503-30-0
CAS Name: Oxetane
Additional Names: 1,3-epoxypropane
Molecular Formula: C3H6O
Molecular Weight: 58.08
Percent Composition: C 62.04%, H 10.41%, O 27.55%
Literature References: Prepd by dropwise addition of 3-chloropropyl acetate to hot potassium hydroxide soln: Noller, Org. Synth. 29, 92 (1949); modified procedure: Searles, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 73, 124 (1951).
Properties: Oil, agreeable aromatic odor. d00 0.8975; d425 0.8930. bp750 48°; bp736 45-46°. nD25 1.3895; nD23 1.3905. Reacts with Grignard reagents and organolithium compds to give, after hydrolysis, 3-substituted propanols.
Boiling point: bp750 48°; bp736 45-46°
Index of refraction: nD25 1.3895; nD23 1.3905
Density: d00 0.8975; d425 0.8930

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