Diethyl Ether, Glycol Ether, Ethyl Ether, And Petroleum Ether
Ethers are a class of organic compounds that contain an oxygen between two alkyl groups. They have the general formula R−O−R′ where R and R′ represent the alkyl or aryl groups.
Ethyl ether is a colorless, volatile, highly flammable liquid (boiling point 34.5° C [94.1° F]) with a powerful, characteristic odor and a hot, sweetish taste. It is a widely used solvent for bromine, iodine, most fatty and resinous substances, volatile oils, pure rubber, and certain vegetable alkaloids.
Diethyl EtherDiethyl ether, or simply ether, is an organic compound in the ether class with the formula ₂O, sometimes abbreviated as Et ₂O. It is a colorless, highly volatile, sweet-smelling, extremely flammable liquid. It is commonly used as a solvent in laboratories and as a starting fluid for some engines.
Petroleum ether (molecular formula C6H14) is the petroleum fraction consisting of aliphatic hydrocarbons and boiling in the range 35–60 °C, and commonly used as a laboratory solvent. Despite the name, petroleum ether is not classified as an ether; the term is used only figuratively, signifying extreme lightness and volatility.
DEG Monobutyl Ether
Diethylene glycol butyl ether (2-(2-Butoxyethoxy)ethanol) is an organic compound, one of several glycol ether solvents. It is a colorless liquid with a low odour and high boiling point. It is mainly used as a solvent for paints and varnishes in the chemical industry, household detergents, brewing chemicals and textile processing.
Ethers Offerings at Lab Alley
- Ethyl Ether ≥99% ACS Grade
- Glycol Ether EB, Lab Grade
- Petroleum Ether High Purity Grade
- Diethylene Glycol Monoethyl Ether Purified USP Grade
- Diethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether
Common Uses and Applications
- Flavoring agents
- Liquid-liquid extractions
- Plastics manufacturing