Methoxyethane

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Methoxyethane
Skeletal formula
Ball-and-stick model
Names
Preferred IUPAC name
Methoxyethane[1]
Other names
Ethyl methyl ether[1]
Methyl ethyl ether
Identifiers
  • 540-67-0 ☑Y
3D model (JSmol)
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ChEBI
  • CHEBI:39832 ☒N
ChemSpider
  • 10441 ☒N
ECHA InfoCard 100.128.000
PubChem CID
  • 10903
Properties
C3H8O
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
Hazards
Main hazards Extremely Flammable (F+),
Liquefied gas
Safety data sheet External MSDS
Related compounds
Related Ethers
Dimethyl ether
Diethyl ether
Methoxypropane
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 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

  1. ^ a b 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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