Methyl Propyl Ether
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Title: Methyl Propyl Ether
CAS Registry Number: 557-17-5
CAS Name: 1-Methoxypropane
Additional Names: Neo-thyl
Molecular Formula: C4H10O
Molecular Weight: 74.12
Percent Composition: C 64.82%, H 13.60%, O 21.59%
Line Formula: CH3CH2CH2OCH3
Literature References: Prepd by passing a mixture of methyl and propyl alcohol through a hot layer of b-naphthalenesulfonic or benzenesulfonic acids: Krafft, Ber. 26, 2832 (1893); DE 69115; Frdl. III, 11. Laboratory prepn from sodium propylate and methyl iodide: Chancel, Ann. 151, 305 (1869); Michael, Wilson, Ber. 39, 2573 (1906); Bennett, Phillip, J. Chem. Soc. 1928, 1931.
Properties: Mobile, flammable liquid. d40 0.7494; d413 0.7356. bp761 38.8°. nD14.3 1.36019. Soly in water (25°): 5 ml/100 ml H2O. Miscible with alc, ether. Absorbs some water. Oil/water coefficient 10 ± 1. Anesthetic index 2.5. Methyl propyl ether used for anesthesia usually contains 0.002 diphenylamine as stabilizer.
Boiling point: bp761 38.8°
Index of refraction: nD14.3 1.36019
Density: d40 0.7494; d413 0.7356
Therap-Cat: Anesthetic (inhalation).
Keywords: Anesthetic (Inhalation).

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