Diethylzinc ((C2H5)2Zn) is a toxic, flammable, corrosive, colorless liquid, used as aircraft fuel. Because it is flammable, we recommend a safe chemical storage building that meets specific regulations for storing Diethylzinc. Please review our fire rated products: FIRELoc, SUPERLoc, Flammable storage

Diethylzinc Storing Details

  • Flammable Details: Ignites on contact with oxidizer.
  • 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 oxidizers.
  • Description: Diethylzinc (C2H5)2Zn, or DEZn, is a highly pyrophoric organozinc compound consisting of a zinc center bound to two ethyl groups.
  • Classification: CLASS 4.3
  • Brand Name: n/a

Diethylzinc Properties

Formula Density Boiling Point; IUPAC ID Molar Mass Soluble In Melting Point
(C2H5)2Zn 1.20 g/cm³ 242.6°F (117°C) diethylzinc 123.5 g/mol Reacts with Water -18.4°F (-28°C)

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