tert-Amyl ethyl ether

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tert-Amyl ethyl ether
Tert-amyl ethyl ether.svg
IUPAC name
2-Ethoxy-2-methylbutane; Ethyl tert-amyl ether; TAEE
3D model (JSmol)
ECHA InfoCard 100.122.084
EC Number
  • 618-804-0
Molar mass 116.204 g·mol−1
Density 0.764-0.768 g/mL[1]
Boiling point 102 °C (216 °F; 375 K)[1]
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Infobox references

tert-Amyl ethyl ether (TAEE) is a chemical compound, classified as an ether, with the molecular formula C7H16O. It is used as an additive in gasoline fuels as an oxygenate[2] and also as a solvent in organic chemistry.

TAEE is prepared by acid-catalyzed addition of ethanol to 2-methyl-2-butene.[3]


  1. ^ a b "tert-Amyl Ethyl Ether". TCI America.
  2. ^ "Fuel ethers for gasoline". Technology Collaboration Programme on Advanced Motor Fuels.
  3. ^ Dilek Varisli and Timur Dogu (2005). "Simultaneous Production of tert-Amyl Ethyl Ether and tert-Amyl Alcohol from Isoamylene−Ethanol−Water Mixtures in a Batch−Reactive Distillation Column". Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 44 (14): 5227–5232. doi:10.1021/ie049241w.