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Used as a chromatography solvent. Acts as a fuel component in fuel for gasoline engines. They raise the oxygen content of gasoline(oxygenates).
Fischer, A.; Oehm, C.; Selle, M.; Werner, P.; Oehm; Selle; Werner. Biotic and abiotic transformations of methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE). Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. Int. 2005, 12 (6), 381-389.
Matyash, V.; Liebisch, G.; Kurzchalia, T. V.; Shevchenko, A.; Schwudke, D. Lipid extraction by methyl-tert-butyl ether for high-throughput lipidomics. J. Lipid Res. 2008, 49 (5), 1137-1146.
Hazard Statements: H225-H303-H315
Highly flammable liquid and vapour. May be harmful if swallowed. Causes skin irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P210-P280a-P240-P241-P303+P361+P353-P501a
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Wear protective gloves and eye/face protection. Ground/bond container and receiving equipment. Use explosion-proof electrical/ventilating/lighting/ equipment. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.