Product #: 300002
KE 24% (DN With 5% TOLUENE)
Formula:

C2H5OK


Formula Weight: 84.14 g/mol
CAS #: 917-58-8
EINECS: 213-029-0
Density

0.895 g/ml @ 22 °C

Flash Point

16.7 °C

Physical Properties
Physical Form
Liquid
Appearance
Colorless to amber liquid.
Solubility
K-Ethylate (KE) is soluble in tetrahydrofuran, alcohols, pyridine and slightly soluble in aromatic hydrocarbons and other ethers.
Application
Organic, non-aqueous base for deprotonation chemistries including Wittig, enolate, cyclocondensation, and dehydrohalogenation. Commonly used in transesterification reactions to yield ethyl esters.
Analysis Method
Purity based upon titration. Hydroxide/carbonate based upon Modified Karl Fisher.
Storage & Shipping
Shelf Life
Two years in the unopened, original packaging.
Storage / Stability
Reacts with water and carbon dioxide in air; ethanol is liberated from reaction with water causing a cloudy solution. Keep away from heat, sparks and flame.
Packaging
  • 32 oz glass bottle containing 0.5 kg
  • 5 gallon drum containing 15 kg
  • 55 gallon drum containing 175 kg
  • Cylinder and isocontainers available
Shipping
  • UN3274, PGII, Hazard Class 3(8)
  • Alcoholates Solution, n.o.s. (Contains Ethanol, Potassium Ethanolate)
Safety & Service
Health & Safety

See product MSDS

Technical Service
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