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110-88-3 - 1,3,5-Trioxane, 98% - Formaldehyde trimer - s-Trioxan - A15639 - Alfa Aesar

A15639 1,3,5-Trioxane, 98%

CAS Number
110-88-3
Synonyms
Formaldehyde trimer
s-Trioxan

Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
250g 15.48
500g 23.22
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1,3,5-Trioxane, 98%

MDL
MFCD00006563
EINECS
203-812-5

Chemical Properties

Formula
C3H6O3
Formula Weight
90.08
Melting point
59-62°
Boiling Point
114-116°
Flash Point
45°(113°F)
Density
1.170
Solubility
Solubility in methanol is almost transparent. Soluble in water, 221 g/L (25°C).

Applications

It finds its application as a convenient organic-soluble source of formaldehyde; alternative to paraformaldehyde or formalin in many reactions. e.g. chloromethylation of aromatics; e.g. polystyrene. It is also used in homolytic formylation of heterocycles, used for organic synthesis, as a disinfectant, and in fuel.

Notes

Store away from oxidizing agents. Keep the container tightly closed and place it in a cool, dry and well ventilated condition.

Literature References

W. Kern and V. Jaacks. Some kinetic effects in the polymerization of 1,3,5-trioxane.J. Polym. Sci.,1960,48(150), 399-404.

T. Chatelain, et al. Synthesis and characterization of high-silica EMT and FAU zeolites prepared in the presence of crown-ethers with either ethylene glycol or 1,3,5-trioxane.Zeolites.,1995,15(2), 90-96.

Convenient organic-soluble source of formaldehyde; alternative to Paraformaldehyde, A11313, or formalin in many reactions. e.g. chloromethylation of aromatics; e.g. polystyrene: J. Am. Chem. Soc., 112, 8187 (1990). For reviews of chloromethylation, see: Org. React., 1, 63 (1942); Russ. Chem. Rev., 46, 891 (1977). Caution! carcinogenic bis(chloromethyl) ether is formed in these reactions.

For use in combination with HBr for bromomethylation of aromatics, see: Synlett, 55 (1989).

Used in homolytic formylation of heterocycles, e.g. Lepidine, A14040: J. Org. Chem., 51, 536 (1986).

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H228-H361-H335

Flammable solid. Suspected of damaging fertility or the unborn child. May cause respiratory irritation.

Precautionary Statements: P210-P201-P261-P280-P281-P240-P241-P304+P340-P405-P501a

Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Obtain special instructions before use. Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. Use personal protective equipment as required. Ground/bond container and receiving equipment. Use explosion-proof electrical/ventilating/lighting/ equipment. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

Other References

Merck
14,9734
Beilstein
102769
Hazard Class
4.1
Packing Group
III
Harmonized Tariff Code
2912.50
TSCA
Yes
RTECS
YK0350000

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