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Skeletal formula
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Preferred IUPAC name
Other names
ethyl methyl ether
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3D model (JSmol)
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ECHA InfoCard 100.128.000
PubChem CID
  • 10903
Molar mass 60.10 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
Main hazards Extremely Flammable (F+),
Liquefied gas
Safety data sheet External MSDS
Related compounds
Related Ethers
Dimethyl ether
Diethyl ether
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Methoxyethane, also known as ethyl methyl ether, 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.


  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. ^ 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.

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