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Methyl tert-butyl ether, also known as MTBE, tertiary butyl methyl ether or tBME is an organic compound with molecular formula (CH3)3COCH3.

PropertiesEdit

ChemicalEdit

MTBE will react with bromine.

PhysicalEdit

MTBE is a volatile, flammable, and colorless liquid, poorly soluble in water.

AvailabilityEdit

MTBE is available as a gasoline additive.

PreparationEdit

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SafetyEdit

Unlike most ethers, MTBE has a reduced tendency to form explosive organic peroxides. Opened bottles of diethyl ether or THF can build up dangerous levels of these peroxides in months, whereas samples of MTBE are usually safe for years.

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