Butyl Ether

Butyl Ether (C5H12O) is a colorless liquid, flammable and peroxidizable. Because it is flammable, we recommend a safe chemical storage building that meets specific regulations for storing Butyl Ether. Please review our fire rated products: Fire-rated, FIRELoc, SUPERLoc

Butyl Ether Storing Details

  • Flammable Details: Flash point below 141°F.
  • Storage Details: Keep separated from incompatible substances, such as oxidizers. Store and handle in accordance with all current regulations and standards. Flammable storage building is required.
  • Compatible Details:
  • Description: Methyl tert-butyl ether, also known as methyl tertiary butyl ether and MTBE, is an organic compound with molecular formula (CH3)3COCH3. MTBE is a volatile, flammable, and colorless liquid that is sparingly soluble[1] in water. It has a minty odor vaguely reminiscent of diethyl ether, leading to unpleasant taste and odor in water.
  • Classification: CLASS 3
  • Brand Name: n/a

Butyl Ether Properties

Formula Density Boiling Point; IUPAC ID Molar Mass Soluble In Melting Point
C5H12O 0.7404 g/cm³ 141°C 2-Methoxy-2-methylpropane 88.15 g/mol water: 26 g/L (20°C) -109°C




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