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
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 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 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.
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 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.
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).