Useful information of Ethyl tert-butyl ether

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Useful information of Ethyl tert-butyl ether

Post  disney on Tue Jul 13, 2010 1:51 pm

Unlike ethanol, Ethyl tert-butyl ether does not induce evaporation of gasoline, which is one of the causes of smog, and does not absorb moisture from the atmosphere. Ethyl tert-butyl ether (ETBE) is commonly used as an oxygenate gasoline additive in the production of gasoline from crude oil. ETBE offers equal or greater air quality benefits as ethanol, while being technically and logistically less challenging. Unlike ethanol, ETBE does not induce evaporation of gasoline, which is one of the causes of smog, and does not absorb moisture from the atmosphere. It is synthesized by mixing ethanol and isobutylene and reacting them with heat over a catalyst. Ethanol, produced by fermentation and distillation, is more expensive than methanol, which is derived from natural gas. Therefore, MTBE, made from methanol is cheaper than ETBE, made from ethanol.

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