Nitroethane (CAS 79-24-3)


Nitroethane (CAS 79-24-3)

Nitroethane is an organic compound having the chemical formula C2H5NO2. Similar in many regards to nitromethane, nitroethane is an oily liquid at standard temperature and pressure. Pure nitroethane is colorless and has a fruity odor.

Via condensations like the Henry reaction, nitroethane converts to several compounds of commercial interest. Condensation with 3,4-dimethoxybenzaldehyde affords the precursor to the antihypertensive drug methyldopa; condensation with unsubstituted benzaldehyde yields phenyl-2-nitropropene. Nitroethane condenses with two equivalents of formaldehyde to give, after hydrogenation, 2-amino-2-methyl-1,3-propanediol, which in turn condenses with oleic acid to give an oxazoline, which protonates to give a cationic surfactant.

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Industries: Paints and varnishes
CAS number: 79-24-3
WE number: 201-188-9
Index number: 609-035-00-1
Chemical formula: C2H5NO2
Molar mass: 75,08 g/mol
Customs tariff code: 29042000
ADR: UN2842

Other physical properties

pH: 6 (0,01)
Melting / freezing point: -89°C
Boiling point / range: 114°C
Relative density: 1,045 g/cm3
Solubility in water: 4.5 % (20°C )

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