|Other names|| Propane, 1-methoxy-|
methyl propyl ether
methyl n-propyl ether
|Solubility in water||30.5 g/L|
|Refractive index (nD)||1.35837 (14.3 C)|
|Viscosity||0.3064 cp (0.3 C)|
| Routes of
|Flash point||< -20|
| Except where noted otherwise, data are given for|
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Infobox disclaimer and references
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.
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ Merck Index, 11th edition, 6031.
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