Chemistry:Methoxyethane

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Methoxyethane
Skeletal formula
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Names
Preferred IUPAC name
Methoxyethane[1]
Other names
ethyl methyl ether
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChEBI
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UNII
Properties
C3H8O
Molar mass 60.096 g·mol−1
Appearance Colorless gas[2]
Density 0.7251 g cm−3 (at 0 °C)[2]
Melting point −113 °C (−171 °F; 160 K)
Boiling point 7.4 °C (45.3 °F; 280.5 K)
1.3420 (at 4 °C)[2]
Viscosity 0.224 cP at 25 °C
Hazards
Main hazards Extremely Flammable (F+),
Liquefied gas
Safety data sheet External MSDS
Related compounds
Related Ethers
Dimethyl ether
Diethyl ether
Methoxypropane
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Infobox references

Methoxyethane, also known as ethyl methyl ether, is a colorless gaseous ether. Unlike the related dimethyl ether and diethyl ether, which are widely used and studied, this mixed alkyl ether has no applications. Its utility as an anesthetic[3] and solvent[4] have been investigated.

References

  1. Nomenclature of Organic Chemistry : IUPAC Recommendations and Preferred Names 2013 (Blue Book). Cambridge: The Royal Society of Chemistry. 2014. p. 703. doi:10.1039/9781849733069-00648. ISBN 978-0-85404-182-4. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Haynes, William M. (2010). Handbook of Chemistry and Physics (91 ed.). Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press. p. 3-248. ISBN 978-1439820773. 
  3. Bovill, J. G. (2008). "Inhalation Anaesthesia; From Diethyl Ether to Xenon". Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology. 182. Springer. pp. 121–142. 
  4. Campion, Christopher L.; Li, Wentao; Lucht, Brett L. (2005). "Thermal Decomposition of LiPF[sub 6]-Based Electrolytes for Lithium-Ion Batteries". Journal of the Electrochemical Society 152 (12): A2327. doi:10.1149/1.2083267.