n-Butyl Ether
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Title: n-Butyl Ether
CAS Registry Number: 142-96-1
CAS Name: 1,1¢-Oxybisbutane
Additional Names: butyl ether; n-dibutyl ether
Molecular Formula: C8H18O
Molecular Weight: 130.23
Percent Composition: C 73.78%, H 13.93%, O 12.29%
Line Formula: (CH3CH2CH2CH2)2O
Literature References: Prepn: Smyth, J. Chem. Educ. 39, 212 (1962); d'Engenieres et al., Bull. Soc. Chim. Fr. 1964(10), 2471. Toxicity study: H. F. Smyth et al., Arch. Ind. Hyg. Occup. Med. 10, 61 (1954).
Properties: Liquid. d2020 0.769. mp -98°. bp 142-143°. Flash pt, closed cup: 100°F (37°C). Almost insol in water. Misc with alcohol or ether. Tends to form explosive peroxides, especially when anhydr. LD50 orally in rats: 7.4 g/kg (Smyth).
Melting point: mp -98°
Boiling point: bp 142-143°
Flash point: Flash pt, closed cup: 100°F (37°C)
Density: d2020 0.769
Toxicity data: LD50 orally in rats: 7.4 g/kg (Smyth)

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