Diethyl Ether

CAS RN:60-29-7

Other Hazardous Reactions

The vapor is heavier than air and may travel along the ground; distant ignition possible. As a result of flow, agitation, etc., electrostatic charges can be generated.
All ethers should be tested and separated from peroxidic products before distillation or evaporation. Many ethers autoxidize so readily that peroxidic compounds form, sometimes to dangerous levels, on storage in nonairtight containers. /Short alkyl-chain ethers/
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