MTBE is a chemical compound, typically used as a fuel oxygenate or additive to unleaded gasoline. The specific health risks of MTBE are currently pending EPA investigation.
Methyl tert-butyl ether (synonymous with methyl t-butyl ether; methyl-1,1-dimethyl ethyl ether; t-butyl methy ether; tert-butyl methyl ether; and 2-methoxy-2-methylpropane ), a synthetic additive used in reformulated gasoline to boost octane
Methyl-t-butyl ether, an oxygen containing fuel component used in reformulated gasoline. Commonly made from methanol (methyl alcohol) and isobutene.
A member of a group of chemicals commonly known as fuel oxygenates used in gasoline throughout the United States to reduce carbon monoxide emissions and ozone levels. Also used to dissolve gallstones, MTBE is made from blending chemicals such as isobutylene and methanol and can cause gastrointestinal irritation and liver, kidney, and nervous system damage.
Methyl tertiary butyl etherâ€”a fuel derived from methanol. MTBE has been discovered in groundwater supplies, leading to legislation banning its use in many states.
Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether. An octane booster and oxygenate used for gasoline blending.
methyl tertiary butyl ether, a gasoline additive designed to reduce air pollution, which has contaminated water supplies in at least 28 states
Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether. MTBE is used to add oxygen to gasoline.
METHYL TERTIARY BUTYL ETHER. a substance that can be added to gasoline to increase its oxygen content and thereby make it burn more cleanly. MTBE has been used in some areas of the US since 1990, from which time the Clean Air Act required the use of gasoline with a 2% oxygen content in areas of high pollution. More recently, MTBE has been linked to water pollution incidents and is being phased out in favour of ethanol in many areas.
Methyl tertiary butyl ether. An oxygenate used in California gasoline to help prevent air pollution. The chemical has a long life and has been determined to have polluted lakes, reservoirs and groundwater after leaking from watercraft, underground tanks and pipelines. Required to be phased out by Dec. 31, 2002.
(methyl tert-butyl ether) An oxygen-rich component designed to promote cleaner gasoline combustion.
Methyl tertiary butyl ether, a high-octane component, or oxygenate, used in the production of low-emission gasoline.
Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether. A lead-free, anti-knock additive for gasolines.
See Methyl Tertiary-Butyl Ether
Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether. An ether manufactured by reacting methanol and isobutylene. The resulting ether has high octane and low volatility. MTBE is a fuel oxygenate and is permitted in unleaded gasoline up to a level of 15% by volume.
a gasoline additive which increases octane rating.
methyl tertiary butyl ether (a petroleum based methanol derivative), intended to increase the oxygen content of fuels ("oxygenated fuel") so as to enhance fuel efficiency and allow for more complete combustion. Intended to improve air quality, but a hazard to water supplies when underground fuel tanks leak.
methyl tertiary butyl ether. A common oxygenate added to reformulated gasoline.
Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether. A color- less, flammable, liquid oxygenated hydrocarbon ((CH3)3COCH3) that contains 18.15 percent oxygen and has a boiling point of 55.2 degrees Celsius. It is a fuel oxygenates produced by reacting methanol with isobutylene.
Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether. A colorless liquid with a characteristic mild odor. MTBE is used as a gasoline-blending component.
Methyl tertiary butyl ether, a compound used as a gasoline additive that improves car engine performance, important for reformulated gasoline.
Methyl-tert-butyl ether (water chemistry)
Methyl tertiary butyl ether. A colorless, flammable, liquid oxygenated hydrocarbon containing 18.15 percent oxygen.
An oxygenate added to gasoline to make it burn more efficiently. It can leak into drinking water from underground storage tanks, boats, and jet skis, and has been tentatively classified by the EPA as a possible human carcinogen.
Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) is an ether compound used as a gasoline blending component to raise the oxygen content of gasoline. MTBE is made by combining isobutylene (from various refining and chemical processes) and methanol (usually made from natural gas).
Methyl tertiary butyl ether; a fuel oxygenate used in areas of poor air quality to allow gasoline to burn cleaner. Possible carcinogen and groundwater contaminant.