tert-Butyl methyl ether (TBME) TBME is a common organic solvent used in the Grignard reaction as an alternative to tetrahydrofuran. TBME has been reported to be a butylating agent for active aromatic systems. TBME is also used to facilitate tert-butyl esterification under microwave conditions.
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The kinetics of heat-assisted persulfate oxidation of methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) in aqueous solutions at various pH, temperature, oxidant concentration and ionic strength levels was studied. The MTBE degradation was found to follow a pseudo-first-order decay model. The pseudo-first-order rate
Applied and environmental microbiology, 65(11), 4788-4792 (1999-11-05)
A bacterial strain, PM1, which is able to utilize methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) as its sole carbon and energy source, was isolated from a mixed microbial consortium in a compost biofilter capable of degrading MTBE. Initial linear rates of MTBE
Free radical mechanisms for the treatment of methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) via advanced oxidation/reductive processes in aqueous solutions.
Journal of contaminant hydrology, 70(3-4), 173-203 (2004-05-12)
The fate of fuel oxygenates such as methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) in the subsurface is governed by their degradability under various redox conditions. The key intermediate in degradation of MTBE and ethyl tert-butyl ether (ETBE) is tert-butyl alcohol (TBA) which
Although the uniform initial hydroxylation of methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) and other oxygenates during aerobic biodegradation has already been proven by molecular tools, variations in carbon and hydrogen enrichment factors (ε(C) and ε(H)) have still been associated with different reaction