Diethyl ether ((CH3CH2)2O)

Substance: diethyl ether.

Also known as: ethoxyethane ethyl ether sulfuric ether ether

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Wikipedia article about diethyl ether

Hazard information danger

Lower systemic health hazards

Hazard statements

  • Extremely flammable liquid and vapour
  • Harmful if swallowed
  • May cause drowsiness or dizziness

Precautionary statements

  • Keep away from heat, hot surfaces, sparks, open flames and other ignition sources. No smoking. [As modified by IV ATP]
  • Avoid breathing dust/fume/ gas/mist/vapours/spray. [As modified by IV ATP]

Experiments with this reagent