butyl ether

butyl ether

[¦byüd·əl ′ē·thər]
(organic chemistry)
C8H18O A colorless liquid, boiling at 142°C, and almost insoluble in water; used as an extracting agent, as a medium for Grignard and other reactions, and for purifying other solvents.
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Diethylene glycol butyl ether, a glycol ether solvent, is a clear liquid with a very low odour and high boiling point.
Qatar Fuel Additives (Qafac) is an Industries Qatar subsidiary and has a world-scale plant at Mesaieed, which produces around 610,000 tonnes of methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) and 982,000t of methanol annually.
Dugas, which operates a major natural gas processing facility and Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) manufacturing plant located on the shores of the Gulf, had awarded the contract to Cortec Corporation for preservation of their manufacturing plant in the UAE.
The current profile covers the construction of a methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) plant as well as an acrylic acid and super absorbent polymer (SAP) plants.
The Form EIA-819, "Monthly Oxygenate Report" provides production data for fuel ethanol and methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE).
In addition, the merger would produce vertical relationships in the production of ethylene, cyclohexane, ethylbenzene and methyl tertiary butyl ether. However, the Commission investigation showed that market shares are small in these areas and competition is effective.
Congress had recently mandated replacement of the groundwater pollutant methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) with ethanol, another additive that decreases pollution when blended with gasoline.
Bloomberg reported last week that Department of Energy (DOE) secretary Samuel Bodman attributed recent supply disruptions in the Philadelphia, PA metropolitan area to federal regulations requiring that refiners remove the additive methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) from gasoline supplies by May.
The Baltimore Sun recently reported that a class action suit has been filed in Baltimore County Circuit Court against Exxon Mobil Corporation and the operator of a local gas station in Jacksonville, MD over a 25,000-gallon methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) leak that the plaintiffs allege contaminated their drinking water.
Years after Congress mandated the use of the additive MTBE (methyl tertiary butyl ether), lawmakers have now given it the boot.
Unlike the House-approved version, the Senate's version does not include a liability waiver preventing local governments from recovering cleanup costs associated with water supply contamination caused by methyl tertiary butyl ether.
For instance, underground gasoline tanks have been leaking methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) into groundwater in 49 states.