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637-92-3 - tert-Butyl ethyl ether, 99% - Ethyl tert-butyl ether - tert-Butoxyethane - B22945 - Alfa Aesar

B22945 tert-Butyl ethyl ether, 99%

CAS Number
637-92-3
Synonyms
Ethyl tert-butyl ether
tert-Butoxyethane

Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
5g 47.61
25g 145.80
100g 487.80
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tert-Butyl ethyl ether, 99%

MDL
MFCD00009225
EINECS
211-309-7

Chemical Properties

Formula
(CH3)3COCH2CH3
Formula Weight
102.18
Melting point
-94°
Boiling Point
72-73°
Flash Point
-19°(-2°F)
Density
0.750
Refractive Index
1.3750
Solubility
Miscible with alcohol, ethyl ether. Slightly miscible with water.

Applications

tert-Butyl ethyl ether is used as an oxygenate gasoline additive oxygenate during its production from crude oil. It is used as an extractant in human urine by using single-walled carbon nanotubes as an adsorbent. It plays an important role as a fuel component in petrol to enhance its octane rating.

Notes

Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents, neoprene, n-butyl and urethane. It may react with air to form peroxides.

Literature References

Iuga, C.; Osnaya-Soto, L.; Ortiz, E.; Vivier-Bunge, A. Atmospheric oxidation of methyl and ethyl tert-butyl ethers initiated by hydroxyl radicals. A quantum chemistry study. Fuel 2015, 159, 269-279.

Liu, X.; Ito, S.; Wada, Y. Oxidation characteristic and products of ETBE (ethyl tert-butyl ether). Energy 2015, 82, 184-192.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H225-H331-H315-H319-H335

Highly flammable liquid and vapour. Toxic if inhaled. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.

Precautionary Statements: P210-P261-P280-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P304+P340-P311-P362-P405-P501a

Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

Other References

Merck
14,3774
Beilstein
1731469
Hazard Class
3
Packing Group
II
Harmonized Tariff Code
2909.19
TSCA
Yes
RTECS
KN4730200

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