Diethyl Ether

Diethyl Ether




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Why Buy Diethyl Ether Online from UK Chemical Suppliers, ReAgent Chemicals?

ReAgent supplies diethyl ether ((C2H5)2O) in 25L containers with discounts available for bulk purchases. Please note this is a restricted product – contact for further information or to place your order. This product is sold with a minimum 98% purity levels and less than 0.002% non volatile matter. All our products come with 100% quality guarantee and are usually shipped within 24 hours after purchase.


This organic compound, also known as sulphuric ether, ethoxyethane or simple ether, is a colourless and highly flammable liquid commonly used as a solvent in many different industrial processes, of which manufacture of cellulose plastics and cellulose acetate are the most important.

But diethyl ether can be used in other applications including:

  • Fuel: This compound has a high octane number (85-96) and can be used as a starting fluid due to its volatility and low flash point.
  • Analytical chemistry: Diethyl ether is a popular solvent in the lab, mostly because of its limited solubility in water. For this reason it can be used in liquid-liquid extractions, allowing separation of two layers.
  • Medical use: This compound was used for a long time as an anesthetic and was prescribed alongside opium for most of the 19th century. Today it has been replaced with less volatile and safer alternatives, such as halothane and others.
  • Recreational drug: After the discovery of its anesthetic properties, very quickly diethyl ether began being used as a recreational drug, by inhalation or ingestion. Although a user would most likely pass out before reaching deadly levels in the blood, this compound can still cause severe vomiting and coughing.

Over 30 years’ experience

ReAgent has been established in the field for over 30 years, and has built an enviable reputation for high quality products and excellent customer service. In addition to diethyl ether, we have a wide range of chemicals, from test kits to bespoke solutions. Contact us for further information or free technical advice.


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Please note: we only deliver to registered UK businesses at non-residential addresses with a minimum order value of £100 before VAT

We only supply to mainland UK, contact us on 0800 990 3258 for rates to Ireland.

Please notify us if you have specific delivery requirements such as restricted access, requirement for a tail-lift delivery vehicle or pallet truck. Failure to notify us of a special delivery instructions can incur additional charges from our carriers.

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