O) has excellent stability
, a key advantage over other
ethers, due to its inherent resistance to form peroxide
s, and its resistance to breakdown in acidic conditions.
MTBE-HP is infinitely miscible in common hydrocarbon and organic solvents, but has very limited solubility in water. This property makes MTBE-HP an ideal choice for use
as an extraction solvent for organics from an aqueous environment.
Because of these characteristics, as well as its strong solvating properties, MTBE-HP has been found to be an effective replacement in many applications for methylene chloride and diethyl ether. Pharmaceutical and fine chemical manufactures have discovered the numerous benefits of MTBE-HP, in meeting the challenges of increasing regulatory issues.
HAZARD: Flammable, moderate fire risk. Skin irritant, due to its degreasing