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F.W. 74.12

Safety Purchase Suggestion: Consider using an alternative, less hazardous substitute such as Flinn Lull-A-Fly™ to anesthetize Drosophila. Lull-A-Fly™ does not contain ether.

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Severe fire and explosion hazard; may form explosive peroxides; vapor harmful, use only under a hood or in a well-ventilated area. TLV 1210 mg/m3. LD50 1215 mg/kg.

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Storage:
Organic #4 in a dedicated flammables cabinet. If one is not available, store in a Flinn Saf-Stor™ Can. Never store this substance in an ordinary household refrigerator. Avoid storing longer than 3–6 months. Buy and store only small quantities. Abide by label expiration date.
Shelf Life:
Poor; avoid prolonged storage.
Soluble:
Slightly in water; soluble in many common organic solvents.
Color:
Colorless
Odor:
Ether; aromatic, sweet, not unpleasant.
CAS No.:
60-29-7
Technical Note:
For safety reasons, Flinn packages all ethyl ether package sizes in PVC-coated bottles. In the event of breakage, the chemical and glass shards are safely retained in a PVC outer envelope. The PVC-coated bottle is a safer package for science teachers.