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MTBE Compound Information and Applications for GC (Gas Chromatography) and LC (Liquid Chromatography) Analysis

Methyl tert-butyl ether

CAS # 1634-04-4


Compound Structure and Properties

Molecular Weight88.1482
FormulaC5H12O
Melting Point-109 °C, 164 °K, -164 °F
Boiling Point55.2 °C, 328 °K, 131 °F
Density0.7404 g/cm³
Solubility in Water26 g/L (20 °C)
Data above sourced from ChemSpider and Wikipedia

GC Mass Spectrum

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Synonyms

Propane, 2-methoxy-2-methyl-; Ether, tert-butyl methyl; tert-Butyl methyl ether; Methyl tert-butyl ether; 2-Methoxy-2-methylpropane; 2-Methyl-2-methoxypropane; tert-C4H9OCH3; Methyl t-butyl ether; MTBE; Methyl 1,1-dimethylethyl ether; Driveron; methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE); 1,1-Dimethylethyl methyl ether; t-Butyl methyl ether; Méthyl tert-butyl éther; Metil-ter-butil-etere


Application Chromatograms

TO-15 (HJ759) + PAMS on Rt-Alumina BOND/MAPD (by FID) and Rxi-624Sil MS (by MS) using Deans Switch
Hexane, MTBE, and TBA on Rtx-VMS (60 m, 40 °C start)
NJ Low Level TO-15 75 Component Mix on Rtx-VMS (60 m, 40 °C start)
USP <467> Residual Solvents Class 3 MIx A on Rxi-624Sil MS
Simulated Distillation of Gasoline with Oxygenates on MXT-1 (ASTM D7096-16)
NJ Low Level TO-15 75 Component Mix on Rtx-VMS (30 m, 2.0 mL/min)
Detailed Hydrocarbon Analysis (DHA) on Rtx-DHA-100
40 ppb Volatiles in Drinking Water on Rtx-VMS by EPA Method 524.4
TO-15 65 Component Mix on Rxi-1ms (60 m)
TO-15 65 Component Mix on Rxi-5Sil MS (30 m)
TO-15 65 Component Mix on Rtx-VMS (30 m, 1.2 mL/min)
TO-15 65 Component Mix on Rtx-VMS (30 m, 2.0 mL/min)
TO-15 65 Component Mix on Rtx-VMS (30 m)
Oxygenates on Rtx-VMS
Aromatics (Benzene/Toluene/Xylene) on Rtx-502.2
Petroleum Oxygenates (MTBE) on Rtx-1
Petroleum Oxygenates (ASTM D4815) on TCEP (Micropacked) & Rtx-1
Volatile Organics TO-15 Volatiles on Rtx-1
TO-15 65 Component Mix on Rxi-5Sil MS (30 m, 1.5 mL/min)
Volatile Organics US EPA Method 8260B on Rtx-VMS
EPA Method 524.2, Revision 4 Rtx-VMS
TO-15 65 Component Mix on Rxi-5Sil MS (30 m, 2.0 mL/min)
TO-15 65 Component Mix on Rxi-5ms (30 m)
5 ppb Volatiles in Drinking Water on Rtx-VMS by EPA Method 524.3
TO-15 65 Component Mix on Rxi-624Sil MS (30 m)
TO-15 65 Component Mix on Rxi-1ms (30 m)
Gasoline Range Organics Oxygenates Rtx-VMS
Inhalants on Rtx-BAC Plus 1 and Plus 2 Column Set
Volatile Organics by EPA Method 8021A/502.2 on Rtx-502.2
Volatile Organics by EPA 8260B & Oxygenates on Rtx-VMS
Volatiles by EPA Method 8260 on Rxi-624Sil MS (30m, 0.25mm ID, 1.40µm)
Petroleum Oxygenates on Rt-TCEP
Mass APH on Rxi-1ms
Detailed Hydrocarbons Analysis Rtx-DHA-100
Volatile Organics by EPA 8260B on Rtx-VMS
Volatile Organics by EPA 8260B on Rtx-VMS
Volatile Organics by EPA 8021 on Rtx-VRX
Volatile Organics by EPA Method 8260 (80ppb Standard) on Rtx-VMS
Volatile Organics by U.S. EPA Method 524.2 Revision IV on Rtx-VMS
Volatile Petroleum Hydrocarbons (VPH) Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection on Rtx-502.2
Fast Detailed Hydrocarbons Analysis (DHA) on Rtx-DHA-100/Rtx-5 DHA
Abused Inhalants on Rtx-BAC1 & Rtx-BAC2
Solvents on Rtx-BAC1 & Rtx-BAC2 (headspace analysis)

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