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tert-Butyl methyl ether

analytical standard

Synonym(s):
MTBE, Methyl tert-butyl ether
Linear Formula:
(CH3)3COCH3
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
88.15
Beilstein:
1730942
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.24

Quality Level

grade

analytical standard

vapor density

3.1 (vs air)

assay

≥99.9% (GC)

autoignition temp.

705 °F

shelf life

limited shelf life, expiry date on the label

expl. lim.

15.1 %

application(s)

HPLC: suitable
gas chromatography (GC): suitable

refractive index

n20/D 1.369 (lit.)
n20/D 1.369

bp

55-56 °C (lit.)

density

0.74 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

Featured Industry

Environmental

format

neat

SMILES string

COC(C)(C)C

InChI

1S/C5H12O/c1-5(2,3)6-4/h1-4H3

InChI key

BZLVMXJERCGZMT-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

tert-Butyl methyl ether or methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) is an oxygenated compound.. It is commonly used as a gasoline additive in fuel. Though it is known to control air pollution, it is a potential groundwater pollutant.

Application

MTBE may be used as a reference standard for the determination of MTBE in water by headspace-solid-phase microextraction (headspace-SPME) method.

Pictograms

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Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Statements

Precautionary Statements

Hazard Classifications

Flam. Liq. 2 - Skin Irrit. 2

Storage Class Code

3 - Flammable liquids

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

-18.4 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

-28 °C - closed cup

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Sensitive method for determination of methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) in water by use of headspace-SPME/GC-MS.
Achten C, et al.
Fresenius Journal of Analytical Chemistry, 371(4), 519-525 (2001)
Analysis of methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) and tert-butyl alcohol (TBA) in ground and surface water.
Schmidt TC.
TrAC, Trends in Analytical Chemistry, 22(10), 776-784 (2003)
The effects of methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) on the male rat reproductive system.
Li D, et al.
Food And Chemical Toxicology, 46(7), 2402-2408 (2008)
Tobias Langenberg et al.
Cell reports, 31(2), 107512-107512 (2020-04-16)
The amyloid-like aggregation propensity present in most globular proteins is generally considered to be a secondary side effect resulting from the requirements of protein stability. Here, we demonstrate, however, that mutations in the globular and amyloid state are thermodynamically correlated...
Sarah K Abbott et al.
Lipids, 48(3), 307-318 (2013-01-29)
We have developed a protocol suitable for high-throughput lipidomic analysis of human brain samples. The traditional Folch extraction (using chloroform and glass-glass homogenization) was compared to a high-throughput method combining methyl-tert-butyl ether (MTBE) extraction with mechanical homogenization utilizing ceramic beads....

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