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H27891 Ethyl (S)-2-oxiranylacetate, 97%

CAS Number
Ethyl (S)-3,4-epoxybutyrate
(S)-2-Oxiraneacetic acid ethyl ester

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Ethyl (S)-2-oxiranylacetate, 97%


Chemical Properties

Formula Weight
Storage & Sensitivity
Keep Cold. Air Sensitive.
Decomposes in water.


Mainly employed inorganic synthesis. They are starting materials for the condensation reactions. Homoallylic alcohol is readily available from the regiospecific ring opening of commercially available ethyl (S)-oxiranyl acetate with the cuprate derived from vinylmagnesium bromide and copper bromide-dimethyl sulfide complex in 88 % yield.


Air Sensitive. Store in cool place. Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Store away from strong oxidizing agents, excess heat, air. Store at 2-8°C.

Literature References

A. J. Durbetaki. Direct Titration of Oxirane Oxygen with Hydrogen Bromide in Acetic Acid. Anal. Chem.. 1956, 28(12), 2000-2001.

P. Andrew Evans Prof. Dr.,; William J. Andrews. A Sequential Two-Component Etherification/Oxa-Conjugate Addition Reaction: Asymmetric Synthesis of (+)-Leucascandrolide A Macrolactone. Angewandte Chemie. 2008, 120 (29),5506-5509,.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H315-H319-H335

Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.

Precautionary Statements: P261-P264b-P271-P280-P302+P352-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P312-P332+P313-P337+P313-P362-P501c

Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention. If eye irritation persists: Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant

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