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Ethyl Tertiary Butyl Ether Properties

Ethyl Tertiary Butyl Ether

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Description

 

Ethyl tert-butyl ether (ETBE) is commonly used as an oxygenate gasoline additive in the production of gasoline from crude oil. ETBE offers equal or greater air quality benefits as ethanol, while being technically and logistically less challenging. Unlike ethanol, ETBE does not induce evaporation of gasoline, which is one of the causes of smog, and does not absorb moisture from the atmosphere.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Clear colorless liquid
Boiling Point 69-71 °C
CAS Number 637-92-3
Density 0.7364 g/cm3
EINECS Number 211-309-7
IUPAC Name 2-Ethoxy-2-methyl-propane
Melting Point -94 °C; 179 K; -137 °F.
Molar Mass 102.17 g/ mol
Molecular Formula C6H14O
RTECS Number KN4730200
Solubility 1.2 g/100 g in water.
Synonyms 1,1-Dimethylethyl ethyl ether;2-Ethoxy-2-methylpropan;2-Ethoxy-2-methylpropane;
2-etoxi-2-metilpropano;ETBE;Ether, tert-butyl ethyl;
Ethyl 1,1-dimethylethyl ether;Ethyl tert-butyl ether;
Ethyl tert-butyl oxide;NSC 1069;Propane, 2-ethoxy-2-methyl-;tert-Butyl ethyl ether;2-Methyl-2-ethoxypropane
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