Methoxyethane

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Methoxyethane
Skeletal formula
Ball-and-stick model
Identifiers
CAS number 540-67-0 YesY
PubChem 10903
ChemSpider 10441
ChEBI CHEBI:39832
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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 (−171 °F; 160 K)
Boiling point 7.4 °C (45.3 °F; 280.5 K)
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
Except where noted otherwise, 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 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Haynes, William M. (2010). Handbook of Chemistry and Physics (91 ed.). Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press. p. 3-248. ISBN 978-1439820773.