Triethyl phosphate


Triethyl phosphate

Chembox new
Name = Triethyl phosphate
ImageFile = Triethyl phosphate.png ImageName =
IUPACName =
OtherNames = TEP
Section1 = Chembox Identifiers
CASNo = 78-40-0
SMILES = O=P(OCC)(OCC)OCC

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. [http://www.inchem.org/documents/sids/sids/78400.pdf]

References

External links

* [http://webbook.nist.gov/cgi/cbook.cgi?ID=C78400 WebBook page for C6H15PO4]


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