Kethoxal

  • Ketoxal
  • beta-Ethoxy-alpha-ketobutyraldehyde
  • 2-Keto-3-ethoxybutyraldehyde
  • 2-Butanone, 3-ethoxy-1,1-dihydroxy
Formula
C6H12O4
Structure

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
27762-78-3
RTECS
EL8568000
Merck
12,5310

Properties.
Formula
C6H12O4
Formula mass
148.16
Melting point, °C
-17
Boiling point, °C
145
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.004 (25 C)
Density
1.168 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Soluble
pKa/pKb
10.62 (pKa)
Partition coefficient, pKow
1.03
Heat of vaporization
56.3 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Keep containers tightly closed in a cool, well- ventilated place. Store at -20 C.
Protection
PVC or other plastic material gloves. Goggles. Impervious clothing.
Small spills/leaks
Soak up with inert absorbent material.
Stability
Stable under recommended storage conditions.
Incompatibilities
Oxidizing and spontaneously flammable materials.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
100
Fire fighting
Use dry chemical, CO2, water spray or alcohol foam to extinguish. Water mist may be used to cool closed containers. Wear self contained breathing apparatus for fire fighting if necessary.
Health
1
 
Flammability
1
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Exposure effects
May cause irritation to the eyes, skin and respiratory system. Chronic exposure may cause nausea and vomiting, higher exposure causes unconsciousness.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Do not induce vomiting without medical advice.
   Inhalation
Move to fresh air. Call a physician immediately.
   Skin
Rinse immediately with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes Call a physician immediately.
   Eyes
Rinse immediately with plenty of water, also under the eyelids, for at least 15 minutes. Call a physician immediately Rinse thoroughly with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes and consult a physician.

Transport.