|Preferred IUPAC name
ethyl methyl ether
3D model (JSmol)
CompTox Dashboard (EPA)
|Molar mass||60.096 g·mol−1|
|Density||0.7251 g cm−3 (at 0 °C)|
|Melting point||−113 °C (−171 °F; 160 K)|
|Boiling point||7.4 °C (45.3 °F; 280.5 K)|
Refractive index (nD)
|1.3420 (at 4 °C)|
|Viscosity||0.224 cP at 25 °C|
|Occupational safety and health (OHS/OSH):|
|Extremely Flammable (F+),|
|Safety data sheet (SDS)||External MSDS|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Methoxyethane, also known as ethyl methyl ether, is a colorless gaseous ether. Unlike the related dimethyl ether and diethyl ether, which are widely used and studied, this mixed alkyl ether has no current applications. Its utility as an anesthetic and solvent have been investigated.