Triethyl phosphate

Triethyl phosphate

Chembox new
Name = Triethyl phosphate
ImageFile = Triethyl phosphate.png ImageName =
OtherNames = TEP
Section1 = Chembox Identifiers
CASNo = 78-40-0

Section2 = Chembox Properties
Formula = C6H15O4P
MolarMass = 182.15 g/mol
Density = 1.072 g/cm3
MeltingPt =<25 °C
BoilingPt = 215 °C

The compound triethyl phosphate has formula (C2H5)3PO4.

It is a colorless liquid. It is the triester of ethanol and phosphoric acid and can be called "phosphoric acid, triethyl ester".

Its primary uses are as an industrial catalyst, a polymer resin modifier, and a plasticizer (eg. for unsaturated polyesters). In smaller scale it is used as a solvent for eg. cellulose acetate, flame retardant, an intermediate for pesticides and other chemicals, stabilizer for peroxides, etc. []


External links

* [ WebBook page for C6H15PO4]

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