Diethyl Ether

CAS RN:60-29-7

Fire Potential

When shaken under absolutely dry conditions ether can generate enough static electricity to start a fire.
A very dangerous fire and explosion hazard when exposed to heat or flame.
Only electrical equipment of explosion-proof type (group C classification) is permitted to be operated in ether areas. Ether should not be stored near powerful oxidizers or in areas of high fire hazard. /Ethers/
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