Methyl Tertiary-butyl Ether (Environmental Health Criteria)
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Methyl Tertiary-butyl Ether (Environmental Health Criteria)

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Published by World Health Organization .
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  • Environmental factors,
  • Environmental science,
  • Heavy chemicals,
  • Occupational / industrial health & safety,
  • Toxicology (non-medical),
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The Physical Object
Number of Pages218
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Open LibraryOL12898502M
ISBN 10924157206X
ISBN 109789241572064

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Methyl tert-butyl ether is used as a gasoline additive. Exposure may occur by breathing air contaminated with auto exhaust or gasoline fumes while refueling autos. Respiratory irritation, dizziness, and disorientation have been reported by some motorists and . Methyl Tertiary-Butyl Ether (MTBE) Guideline The aesthetic objective (AO) for methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE) in drinking water is mg/L (15 µg/L). This AO is the odour threshold of MTBE. Executive summary MTBE has been used as a common additive in gasoline, to help improve combustion and reduce exhaust emissions. Methyl t-Butyl Ether (MtBE): Health Information Summary. Methyl tertiary -butyl ether (MtBE) is a colorless, synthetically produced liquid. Most people can smell MtBE in water at relatively low concentrations. Depending on the level in water, the odor has been described as “sweet, solvent-like, alcohol, or turpentine.”File Size: 57KB. Other names: Ether, tert-butyl methyl; tert-Butyl methyl ether; Methyl tert-butyl ether; 2-Methoxymethylpropane; 2-Methylmethoxypropane; tert-C4H9OCH3; Methyl t-butyl ether; MTBE; Methyl 1,1-dimethylethyl ether; UN ; Driveron; 1,1-Dimethylethyl methyl ether; t-Butyl methyl ether;.

A Gram-negative, rod-shaped, motile, non-pigmented, facultative aerobe that grew optimally at pH and 30 °C (strain PM1T) was isolated for its ability to completely degrade the gasoline additive methyl tert-butyl ether. Analysis of the 16S rRNA gene sequence indicated that this bacterium was a member of the class Betaproteobacteria in the Sphaerotilus–Leptothrix by: Methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) is widely used as gasoline oxygenate and octane number enhancer for more complete combustion in order to reduce the air pollution caused by motor vehicle exhaust. The possible adverse effects of MTBE . Methyl tert-butyl Ether ( 04 -4) No No 3 Ecological Information Environmental Fate: When released into the soil, this material is not expected to biodegrade. When released into the air, this material is expected to adversely affect the ozone layer. When released into the soil, this material is expected to quickly evaporate. File Size: KB. Uses of methyl t-butyl ether. Methyl t-butyl ether, MTBE, is widely used as the oxygenated additive to improve the characeristics of petrol. and its production grew over 20 years from almost zero to about 16 million tonnes a year in There has now been a dramatic turnaround in the US, Canada, Japan and in Europe.

Search results for methyl tertiary butyl ether at Sigma-Aldrich. Methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) is manufactured by the chemical reaction of methanol and isobutene for primary use in gasoline [59]. MTBE is a common component in reformulated fuels developed to reduce smog and meet the goals of the Clean Air Act. * Methyl-tert-Butyl Ether can affect you when breathed in and may be absorbed through the skin. * Contact can irritate the skin and eyes. * Breathing Methyl-tert-Butyl Ether can irritate the nose and throat. * Exposure to Methyl-tert-Butyl Ether can cause difficulty concentrating, headache, nausea, dizziness, weakness and Size: KB. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Gillner, M. Methyl tertiary-butyl ether. Geneva: World Health Organization, © (OCoLC) Material Type.