MTBE is widely used in the production of high-octane gasoline, acting as a non-toxic but less calorific high-octane component and as an oxygenate (oxygen carrier) that contributes to more complete combustion of fuel and prevents corrosion of metals. Global consumption of MTBE stands at 20-22 million tonnes per year.
Description: A volatile, flammable and colourless liquid, poorly soluble in water.
- Visual appearance — transparent liquid
- Density at 20ºС = 740
- Mass fraction of methyl tert-butyl ether, = 98,8 %