Paraldehyde (C6H12O3) is a colorless liquid that slowly oxidizes in air. It is reactive with plastics and rubber. Because it is flammable, we recommend a safe chemical storage building that meets specific regulations for storing Paraldehyde. Please review our fire rated products: SUPERLoc, FIRELoc, Flammable storage, DRUMLoc

Paraldehyde Storing Details

  • Flammable Details: Flash point 96°F.
  • Storage Details: Keep separated from incompatible substances, such as oxidizers. Store and handle in accordance with all current regulations and standards. Store in compliant, approved flammables storage buildings, separated from oxidizers and sources of ignition.
  • Compatible Details:
  • Description: Paraldehyde is the cyclic trimer of acetaldehyde molecules. Formally, it is a derivative of 1,3,5-trioxane. The corresponding tetramer is metaldehyde. A colourless liquid, it is sparingly soluble in water and highly soluble in alcohol.
  • Classification: CLASS 3
  • Brand Name: n/a

Paraldehyde Properties

Formula Density Boiling Point; IUPAC ID Molar Mass Soluble In Melting Point
C6H12O3 N/A 124°C, 397 K, 255°F 2,4,6-trimethyl-1,3,5-trioxane n/a Methanol, diethyl ether, acetone, partially soluble in 12°C, 285 K, 54°F

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