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Acetaldehyde

Acetaldehyde (systematically ethanol) is an organic chemical compound with the formula CH3CHO or MeCHO. It is one of the most important aldehydes, occurring widely in nature and being produced on a large scale industrially. Acetaldehyde occurs naturally in coffee, bread, and ripe fruit, and is produced by plants as part of their normal metabolism. It is also produced by oxidation of ethanol and is popularly believed to be a cause of hangovers. Pathways of exposure include air, water, land or groundwater that can expose the human subject directly if they inhale, drink, or smoke.

SPECIFICATION
CAS No. : 75-07-0
ENECS NO. : 200-536-8
HS Code : 2912 12 00
Synonyms : ACETIC ALDEHYDE, ACETYLALDEHYDE, ETHYLADEHYDE, ETHANAL
Molecular Formula : CH3CHO
Acetaldehyde : 99% w/w (Min)
Molecular Weight : 44.05
Appearance : Clear & colourless
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DISPATCHES FROM THE FACTORY BY SPECIAL ROAD TANKERS USED FOR THIS PURPOSE.

USED FOR

  • For the manufacture of Crotonaldehyde Glyoxal.
  • Intermediate for the synthesis of other chemicals.
  • Production of Perfumes, polyester resins and basic dyes.
  • As a solvent in the rubber, tanning and paper industries; as a fruit and fish preservative, flavoring agent, hardening gelatin, denaturant for alcohol and in fuel compositions.

PRECAUTIONS FOR HANDLING

  • Acetaldehyde is not compatible with strong oxidizers, acids, alcohols, ammonia, amines, phenols, ketones, acid anhydrides and halogens.
  • Sources of ignition, such as smoking and open flames, are prohibited where Acetaldehyde is handled, used, or stored. Use only non-sparking tools and equipment, especially when opening and closing containers.
  • Metal containers involving the transfer of Acetaldehyde should be grounded and bonded.
  • Store in tightly closed airtight containers in a cool, dark, well-ventilated area, under nitrogen blanket.
  • Use breathing apparatus.