Crotonaldehyde (C4H6O) is a clear, flammable liquid with a pungent odor, an intermediate in organic synthesis. Because it is flammable, we recommend a safe chemical storage building that meets specific regulations for storing Crotonaldehyde. Please review our fire rated products: SUPERLoc, FIRELoc, Fire-rated, DRUMLoc

Crotonaldehyde Storing Details

  • Flammable Details: Flash point at 55°F (13°C), with an autoignition temperature of 405°F (207°C)
  • Storage Details: Keep separated from incompatible substances, such as oxidizers. Store and handle in accordance with all current regulations and standards. Store in a compliant flammables storage building, separated from oxidizers and sources of ignition.
  • Compatible Details: Incompatible with acids, bases, amines, strong oxidizing agents, butadiene, ketones, oxygen.
  • Description: Crotonaldehyde is a chemical compound with the formula CH3CH=CHCHO. The compound is usually sold as a mixture of the E- and Z-isomers, which differ with respect to the relative position of the methyl and formyl groups. The E-isomer is more common.
  • Classification: CLASS 6.1
  • Brand Name: n/a

Crotonaldehyde Properties

Formula Density Boiling Point; IUPAC ID Molar Mass Soluble In Melting Point
C4H6O 846.00 kg/m³ 216°F (102°C) (2E)-but-2-enal 70.09 g/mol Water, ethanol, ethyl ether, acetone, chloroform -76.5°C, 197 K, -106°F

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