Cleaned MTBE - KN code: 29091990

General features

Methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE) is an organic compound, a volatile, highly flammable and colourless liquid, with low solubility in water. 

Use

  • Fuel component, it increases the octane number,
  • can be used as a solvent in the industry

Hazards:

  • Extinguishing media: CO2, extinguishing powder, alcohol-resistant foam. 
  • Cannot be extinguished by water. 
  • Hazardous decomposition products are carbon dioxide, or carbon monoxide in case of incomplete combustion. 
  • MTBE vapours are heavier then air, and produce explosive mixtures with air. 
  • Electrostatic charging has to be prevented. 
  • Do not enter the hazardous zone without chemically suitable protective clothing and isolated breathing apparatus. 
  • Harmful to health in case of inhalation or skin contact.

Packaging: According to customer requests

Properties:

  • Density at 15 degrees C: 0.735-0.740 g/cm3 
  • colourless liquid with ether-like odour

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References

  • Richter Gedeon
  • Sanofi
  • Reanal Labor
  • Suzuki
  • Mol Group