Tetraethylene glycol dimethyl ether

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Tetraethylene glycol dimethyl ether
IUPAC name
Other names
Bis[2-(2-methoxyethoxy)ethyl] ether, Tetraglyme, Dimethoxytetraglycol
143-24-8 YesY
Abbreviations TEGDME, E181
EC Number 205-594-7
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PubChem 8925
Molar mass 222.28 g·mol−1
Appearance Colorless liquid
Density 1.009 g/mL
Melting point −30 °C (−22 °F; 243 K)
Boiling point 275 °C (527 °F; 548 K)
1134.6 kJ/mol
6196.5 kJ/mol
Template:P201, Template:P308 + P313
Irritant (Xi)
R-phrases R19, R43
S-phrases S24, S36
NFPA 704
Flammability code 1: Must be pre-heated before ignition can occur. Flash point over 93 °C (200 °F). E.g., canola oil Health code 0: Exposure under fire conditions would offer no hazard beyond that of ordinary combustible material. E.g., sodium chloride Reactivity code 0: Normally stable, even under fire exposure conditions, and is not reactive with water. E.g., liquid nitrogen Special hazards (white): no codeNFPA 704 four-colored diamond
Flash point 141 °C (286 °F; 414 K)
Related compounds
glycol ethers
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Infobox references

Tetraethylene glycol dimethyl ether (also called tetraglyme) is a polar aprotic solvent with excellent chemical and thermal stability. Its high boiling point and stability makes it an ideal candidate for separation processes and high temperature reactions. TEGDME is also used in Lithium-ion battery technology and combined with Trifluoroethanol as a working pair for organic absorption heat pumps.


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