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Encyclopedia > Methyl propyl ether
IUPAC name 1-Methoxypropane
Other names Propane, 1-methoxy-
methyl propyl ether
propane, 1-methoxy
methyl n-propyl ether
Molecular formula C4H10O
Molar mass 74.12
CAS number [557-17-5]
Density 0.7356
Boiling point

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EINECS number 209-158-7
PubChem 11182
InChI InChI=1/C4H10O/c1-3-4-5-2/h3-4H2,1-2H3
Solubility in water 30.5 g/L
Refractive index (nD) 1.35837 (14.3 C)
Viscosity 0.3064 cp (0.3 C)
Routes of
NFPA 704

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Flash point < -20
Explosive limits 1.9-11.8
RTECS number KO2280000
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

Infobox disclaimer and references

Methoxypropane, or methyl propyl ether, is an ether once used as a general anaesthetic.[1] It is a clear colorless flammable liquid with a boiling point of 38.8 °C.[2] The flash point of a flammable liquid is the lowest temperature at which it can form an ignitable mixture with air. ... The explosive limit of a gas or a vapour, is the limiting concentration (in air) that is needed for the gas to ignite and explode. ... RTECS, also known as Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances, is a database of toxicity information compiled from the open scientific literature that is available for charge. ... In chemistry, the standard state of a material is its state at 1 bar (100 kilopascals) and 25 degrees Celsius (298. ... Ether is the general name for a class of chemical compounds which contain an ether group — an oxygen atom connected to two (substituted) alkyl groups. ... A general anaesthetic drug is an anaesthetic (or anesthetic AE) drug that brings about a reversible loss of consciousness. ...

Marketed under the trade names Metopryl and Neothyl, methoxypropane was used as an alternative to diethyl ether because of its greater potency. Its use as an anaesthetic has since been supplanted by modern halogenated ethers which are much less flammable. This article is about the chemical compound. ... A Halogenated Ether is a subcategory of a larger group of chemicals known as ethers. ...


  1. ^ White, Mary Louise T.; Shane, Sylvan M.; Krantz, John C., Jr. "Anesthesia. XXI. Propyl methyl ether as an inhalation anesthetic in man", Anesthesiology, (1946), 7, 663-7.
  2. ^ Merck Index, 11th edition, 6031.



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