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tert-Butyl methyl ether

HPLC Plus, for HPLC, GC, and residue analysis, 99.9%

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Synonym(s):
MTBE, Methyl tert-butyl ether
Linear Formula:
(CH3)3COCH3
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
88.15
Beilstein/REAXYS Number:
1730942
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.07

grade

HPLC Plus
for residue analysis

Quality Level

vapor density

3.1 (vs air)

vapor pressure

4.05 psi

assay

99.9%

form

liquid

autoignition temp.

705 °F

expl. lim.

15.1 %

technique(s)

HPLC: suitable
gas chromatography (GC): suitable

impurities

≤0.02% water
<1.0 ppb Fluorescence (quinine) at 365 nm

evapn. residue

≤0.0001%

halogenated residue

≤10 ng/L (as heptachlor epoxide)

refractive index

n20/D 1.369 (lit.)

bp

55-56 °C (lit.)

mp

-110 °C

density

0.74 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

λ

H2O reference

UV absorption

λ: 210 nm Amax: 1.0
λ: 225 nm Amax: 0.50
λ: 250 nm Amax: 0.10
λ: 300-400 nm Amax: 0.005

application(s)

food and beverages

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 is a gasoline additive. Its oxidative degradation by propane-oxidizing bacterial strains has been tested. Kinetics of its heat-assisted persulfate oxidation has been investigated at various pH, temperature, oxidant concentration and ionic strength levels. Its biodegradation followed a pseudo-first-order decay model and its pseudo-first-order rate constants were evaluated. MTBE can be synthesized by acid catalyzed reaction between methanol and isobutene. A study suggests that the addition of MTBE increases the number of active sites during polymerization of propene by stopped-flow method.

Application

Suitable for HPLC, spectrophotometry, environmental testing

Other Notes

Pure-Pac® II containers require the Micromatic MacroValve coupler for dispensing solvents, Z560723.

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Legal Information

Pure-Pac is a registered trademark of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

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Danger

Hazard Classifications

Flam. Liq. 2 - Skin Irrit. 2

Storage Class

3 - Flammable liquids

wgk_germany

WGK 1

flash_point_f

-18.4 °F - closed cup

flash_point_c

-28 °C - closed cup


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