Diethyl Ether

CAS RN: 60-29-7

Stability / Shelf Life

It is slowly oxidized by action of air, moisture, and light, with formation of peroxides.
Peroxide formation may occur in ether containers that have been opened and remain in storage for more than six months. Peroxides may be detonated by friction , impact, or heating.
Peroxides may be removed from ether by shaking with 5% aqueous ferrous sulfate solution.
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