Methoxyethane

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Methoxyethane
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IUPAC name methoxyethane
2-oxabutane
Other names methyl ethyl ether
ethyl methyl ether
Identifiers
CAS number 540-67-0
SMILES COCC
Properties
Molecular formula C3H8O
CH3OC2H5
Molar mass 60.1 g/mol
Appearance clear, colorless liquid
Density , gas
Melting point

−139 °C (134.1 K)

Boiling point

7.6 °C (280.75 K)

Solubility in water ? g/100 ml (20 °C)
Viscosity 0.224 cP at 25 °C
Hazards
MSDS External MSDS
Main hazards Extremely Flammable (F+),
Liquefied gas
Related Compounds
Related Ethers Diethyl ether
Methoxypropane
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

Infobox disclaimer and references

Methoxyethane, also known as methyl ethyl ether, is a colorless gaseous ether with a medicine-like odor. It is water soluble, heavier than air and has the formula CH3OC2H5. Methoxyethane is an isomer of propanol.[1]

It is extremely flammable and will easily ignite, and its inhalation may cause asphyxiation or dizzyness. As a Lewis base, it can react with Lewis acids to form salts and reacts violently with oxidizing agents.

References

  1. Lexico Publishing Group, LLC. http://www.reference.com/search?q=Isomer



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