Ethylidene Diacetate

Title: Ethylidene Diacetate
CAS Registry Number: 542-10-9
CAS Name: 1,1-Ethanediol diacetate
Additional Names: 1,1-diacetoxyethane
Molecular Formula: C6H10O4
Molecular Weight: 146.14
Percent Composition: C 49.31%, H 6.90%, O 43.79%
Line Formula: (CH3COO)2CHCH3
Literature References: Made by heating acetaldehyde and acetic anhydride. Control of fungal and bacterial growth in crops and animal feedstuffs: D. L. Kensler et al., US 3931412 and US 4012526 (1976 and 1977 to Chevron).
Properties: Liq; sharp, fruity odor. d412 1.061. bp 167-169°. Slightly sol in water; miscible with alcohol. With NaOH it yields acetaldehyde.
Boiling point: bp 167-169°
Density: d412 1.061
Use: Agricultural fungicide.
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