Methoxypropane

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Methoxypropane
IUPAC name 1-Methoxypropane
Other names Propane, 1-methoxy-
methyl propyl ether
Metopryl
Neothyl
propane, 1-methoxy
methyl n-propyl ether
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
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Properties
C4H10O
Molar mass 74.12
Density 0.7356
Refractive index (nD) 1.35837 (14.3 C)
Viscosity 0.3064 cp (0.3 C)
Pharmacology
Routes of
administration
inhalation
Hazards
Flash point {{{value}}}
Explosive limits 1.9-11.8
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]

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.

References

  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.