Vinyl methyl ether

CAS RN:107-25-5

Reactivities / Incompatibilities

Can react vigorously with oxidizing materials.
Potentially explosive reaction with halogens (e.g., bromine, chlorine) or hydrogen halides (e.g., hydrogen bromide, hydrogen chloride). Reaction with acids forms acetaldehyde. Weak acids catalyze the exothermic polymerization of the ether. The unstabilized ether can form dangerous peroxides.
... Rapidly hydrolyzed by contact with dilute acids to produce acetaldehyde, which is more reactive and has wider flammability limits than the ether.
Additional reactions with bromine, chlorine, hydrogen bromide or chloride are very vigorous and may be explosive if uncontrolled.
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