Diazoacetic Ester

Title: Diazoacetic Ester
CAS Registry Number: 623-73-4
Additional Names: Ethyl diazoacetate; ethyl diazoethanoate
Molecular Formula: C4H6N2O2
Molecular Weight: 114.10
Percent Composition: C 42.11%, H 5.30%, N 24.55%, O 28.04%
Line Formula: -N=N+=CHCOOC2H5
Literature References: Prepd by the action of sodium nitrite on glycine ethyl ester hydrochloride: Curtius J. Prakt. Chem. [2] 38, 396 (1888); Silberrad, J. Chem. Soc. 81, 600 (1902); Womack, Nelson, Org. Synth. 24, 56 (1944).
Properties: Yellow oil. Pungent odor. Very volatile. Explosive. Distillation, even under reduced pressure, is dangerous. mp -22°. d417.6 1.0852. bp5 42°; bp12 45°; bp88 85-86°; bp720 140-141°. nD17.6 1.4588. Slightly sol in water. Neutral reaction. Volatile with steam, ether, and benzene vapors. Miscible with alcohol, benzene, ligroin, ether. Explodes on contact with concd H2SO4.
Melting point: mp -22°
Boiling point: bp5 42°; bp12 45°; bp88 85-86°; bp720 140-141°
Index of refraction: nD17.6 1.4588
Density: d417.6 1.0852
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