Methyl ethyl ether

Methyl ethyl ether

Methoxyethane
Identifiers
CAS number 540-67-0
PubChem 10903
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Properties
Molecular formula C3H8O
Molar mass 60.10 g mol−1
Appearance Colorless gas[1]
Density 0.7251 g cm−3 (at 0 °C)[1]
Melting point

-113 °C, 160 K, -171 °F

Boiling point

7.4 °C, 281 K, 45 °F

Refractive index (nD) 1.3420 (at 4 °C)[1]
Viscosity 0.224 cP at 25 °C
Hazards
MSDS External MSDS
Main hazards Extremely Flammable (F+),
Liquefied gas
Related compounds
Related Ethers Methoxymethane
Diethyl ether
Methoxypropane
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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
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Methoxyethane, also known as ethyl methyl ether, is an ethyl group with a bonded methoxy. Methoxyethane is a colorless gaseous ether with a medicine-like odor. It is extremely flammable, and its inhalation may cause asphyxiation or dizziness. As a Lewis base, it can react with Lewis acids to form salts and reacts violently with oxidizing agents.

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