Ethyl Chloride

Ethyl Chloride (C2H5Cl) is a colorless gas or refrigerated liquid used in treating cellulose to make ethylcellulose, a thickening agent. Because it is flammable, we recommend a safe chemical storage building that meets specific regulations for storing Ethyl Chloride. Please review our fire rated products: FIRELoc, SUPERLoc

Ethyl Chloride Storing Details

  • Flammable Details: Flash point: -50°C
  • Storage Details: Keep separated from incompatible substances, such as oxidizers. Store and handle in accordance with all current regulations and standards. Requires compliant flammable storage container.
  • Compatible Details:
  • Description: Chloroethane or monochloroethane, commonly known by its old name ethyl chloride, is a chemical compound with chemical formula C2H5Cl, once widely used in producing tetraethyllead, a gasoline additive.
  • Classification: CLASS 2.1
  • Brand Name: n/a

Ethyl Chloride Properties

Formula Density Boiling Point; IUPAC ID Molar Mass Soluble In Melting Point
C2H5Cl 920.00 kg/m³ 54.14°F (12.3°C) Chloroethane 64.51 g/mol Slightly soluble in water. -139°C (134 K)




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