Ethyl diazoacetate (N=N=CHC(O)OC2H5) is a diazo compound and a reagent in organic chemistry. It was discovered by Theodor Curtius in 1883. The compound can be prepared by reaction of the ethyl ester of glycine with sodium nitrite and sodium acetate in water.
|Preferred IUPAC name
2-Diazoacetic acid ethyl ester
3D model (JSmol)
|Molar mass||114.10 g/mol|
|Melting point||−22 °C (−8 °F; 251 K)|
|Boiling point||140 to 141 °C (284 to 286 °F; 413 to 414 K) 720 mmHg|
|H226, H240, H302, H315, H320, H351|
|P281, P305+P351+P338, P501|
|NFPA 704 (fire diamond)|
|Safety data sheet (SDS)||Ethyl diazoacetate|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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