diethyl ether

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di·eth·yl e·ther

a flammable, volatile organic solvent formerly widely used in surgical procedures; was used as an inhalation anesthetic; shortcomings include irritating vapor, slow onset and prolonged recovery phases, explosion hazard.
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The reaction was stirred overnight, quenched with brine and extracted with Et2O (3A-10 mL).
The reddish brown solution was partitioned between H2O (25 mL) and Et2O (3A-50 mL), the combined organic layer was dried over anhydrous MgSO4 and concentrated in vacuo to afford yellowish oil (19.245 g).
Rf: 0.50 (Et2O/petrol 2:1), IR (Imax, cm-1): 1698 (C=O, brown solution was partitioned between H2O (35 mL) isolated), [(Alpha) ]31 : a"35.0 (c = 1.23, CHCl3); 1H-NMR and Et2O (3A-50 mL), the combined organic layer was ied over anhydrous MgSO4 and concentrated in vacuo to afford a yellowish oil (1.930 g).
Rf: 0.54 (Et2O), IR (Imax, cm-1): 1718 (C=O, isolated); [(Alpha) ]31D : a"14.3 (c = 1.33, CHCl3); 1H-NMR oH: 1.14 (1H, ddd, J = a"13.8, 13.8, 4.5 Hz, H7(Alpha) ), 1.13 (3H, s, Me at C1), 1.33 (2H, dd, J = 4.8, 2.4 Hz, H5), 1.34-1.45 (2H, m, H9(Alpha) , H10(Alpha) ), 1.58 (1H, ddd, J = a"13.8, 13.8, 4.5 Hz, H9(Beta)), 2.00-2.05 (1H, m, H6), 2.11 (1H, ddd, J = a"13.5, 3.3, 3.3 Hz, H7(Beta)), 2.18 (2H, br.
NH4Cl (25 mL) and Et2O (3A-50 mL), the combined organic layer was dried over anhydrous Na2SO4 and concentrated in vacuo to afford yellowish oil (8.416 g).
The reaction mixture was extracted with Et2O (3A-50 mL), the combined organic layer was dried over anhydrous MgSO4 and concentrated in vacuo to afford yellowish oil (4.389 g).
The reaction mixture was stirred at room temperature for 20 hours, quenched with saturated NH4Cl solution (20 mL) and extracted with Et2O (3A-30 mL).