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METHYL TERT –BUTYL ETHER

Detail

Methyl tert-butyl ether

1.Physical & chemial characteristics

Methyl tert-butyl ether is also called 2-Methl-2-methoxy propance and in English that is called MTBE for short is a sort of colorless, transparent, and volatilizable liquid. Its formular structure is CH3OCCH33. The solid point is -108.6, and index of reflection is 1.3694. Flash point(close) is 28 and automatic combustion point. Explosion limit is 1.65-8.4% and viscosity(20) is 0.36Mpa.s. It can be resolved in water and has strong oxidation resistance.

2.Main applications

It is mainly used in leadless high knock rating gasoline additive and to get high purity isobutene through catalytic cracking.

3.Safety precautions

Dangerous characteristics: It is inflammable, and th vapour will form explosion mixture with air; and touching with oxidant agent or in fire and high temperature will react actively and explosion. Endangerment to health: The vapour of the product will irritate eyes, mucous membrane and upper respiratory tract irritation , which will cause pulmonitis. It has anesthesia effect and irritant activity.

4.Package, storage and transportation

Package, trade mark, storage and transportation of the products is in compliance with SH0164.

Main properties &indexes: (Product specifications in compliance with  ASTM 740)


Items
The quality index
Purity%Weight
≥98.0
Alcoho MethylCH3OH),%Weight
0.5
Tert-butylTBA),%Weight
≤1.0
Carbon-4-hydrocarbon%Weight
≤0.5
Oligomer%Weight
≤0.5
Specific Gravity
0.7394
Distillation Range760 mmHg
52.5-58.5