Diethyl Oxalate

Title: Diethyl Oxalate
CAS Registry Number: 95-92-1
CAS Name: Ethanedioic acid diethyl ester
Additional Names: ethyl oxalate; diethyl ethanedioate; oxalic acid diethyl ester
Molecular Formula: C6H10O4
Molecular Weight: 146.14
Percent Composition: C 49.31%, H 6.90%, O 43.79%
Line Formula: C2H5OOCCOOC2H5
Literature References: Prepn: Clarke, Davis, Org. Synth. coll. vol. I, 256 (2nd ed., 1941); Kenyon, ibid. 261.
Properties: Liquid. d420 1.0785. mp -40.6°; bp760 185.7°; bp100 130.8°; bp20 96.8°; bp1.0 47°. nD20 1.41011. Flash pt, open cup: 168°F (75°C). Sparingly sol in water which dec it gradually; miscible with alcohol, ether, and other usual org solvents.
Melting point: mp -40.6°
Boiling point: bp760 185.7°; bp100 130.8°; bp20 96.8°; bp1.0 47°
Flash point: Flash pt, open cup: 168°F (75°C)
Index of refraction: nD20 1.41011
Density: d420 1.0785
Use: Manuf phenobarbital, ethylbenzyl malonate, triethylamine, and similar chemicals, plastics, dyestuff intermediates. Solvent for cellulose esters, perfumes.
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