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Acetaldehyde

  1. Thomas J. Sowin,
  2. Laura M. Melcher

Published Online: 15 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1002/047084289X.ra001

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Sowin, T. J. and Melcher, L. M. 2001. Acetaldehyde. e-EROS Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis. .

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  1. Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, IL, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2001

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Abstract

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[75-07-0] C2H4O (MW 44.05)

(reagent used as two-carbon electrophilic component in a wide array of reactions)

Physical Data: mp −123.5 °C; bp 21 °C; d 0.788 g cm−3.

Solubility: sol H2O, alcohol, ether, and most organic solvents.

Form Supplied in: colorless liquid; widely available.

Purification: shaken with powdered NaHCO3 for 30 min; dried over CaSO4, and fractionally distilled at 760 mmHg through a 70 mm Vigreux column.

Handling, Storage, and Precautions: bottles may develop pressure and should be cooled before opening. To help prevent polymerization and autoxidation, store under nitrogen atmosphere and refrigerate. Acetaldehyde is a cancer suspect agent and should be used only in a well-ventilated fume hood. Toxicity (oral) rat LD50: 661 mg kg−1. Incompatible with strong acids, strong bases, oxidizing and reducing agents. Decomposes on prolonged exposure to air.

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Molecular Weight:318.003
Molecular Formula:C8H14Br2O3
InChIKey:RBROVCKWTQMYHO-ZETCQYMHSA-N
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Molecular Weight:44.0526
Molecular Formula:C2H4O
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Molecular Weight:283.159
Molecular Formula:C10H19BrO4
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Molecular Weight:283.159
Molecular Formula:C10H19BrO4
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Molecular Weight:64.055
Molecular Formula:C4H9Li
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Molecular Weight:72.1057
Molecular Formula:C4H8O
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Molecular Weight:233.2631
Molecular Formula:C13H15NO3
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Molecular Weight:277.3157
Molecular Formula:C15H19NO4
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Molecular Weight:238.055
Molecular Formula:C10H18BF3O2
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Molecular Weight:101.19
Molecular Formula:C6H15N
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Molecular Weight:84.933
Molecular Formula:CH2Cl2
InChIKey:YMWUJEATGCHHMB-UHFFFAOYSA-N
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Molecular Weight:141.2108
Molecular Formula:C8H15NO
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Molecular Weight:167.2481
Molecular Formula:C10H17NO
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Molecular Weight:60.052
Molecular Formula:C2H4O2
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Molecular Weight:200.3178
Molecular Formula:C12H24O2
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Molecular Weight:244.3703
Molecular Formula:C14H28O3
InChIKey:OCWACOZPSSMNBA-KGLIPLIRSA-N
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Molecular Weight:84.1164
Molecular Formula:C5H8O
InChIKey:Not Available
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Molecular Weight:128.169
Molecular Formula:C7H12O2
InChIKey:HGRGPAAXHOTBAM-UHFFFAOYSA-N
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Molecular Weight:136.234
Molecular Formula:C10H16
InChIKey:Not Available
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Molecular Weight:180.2866
Molecular Formula:C12H20O
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Molecular Weight:92.504
Molecular Formula:C2H6AlCl
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