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Testing Status of 2-Methyl-2-ethoxypropane (ETBE) 637923


CASRN: 637-92-3

Formula: C6-H14-O

Synonyms/Common Names

  • ETBE
  • Ethylene glycol T-butyl ether
  • Ethyl tert butyl ether (ETBE)
  • Ethyl tertiary butyl ether
  • Ethyl tert methyl ether
  • T-butoxy ethyl ether

Known Uses

Ether; fuel additive used to oxygenate gasoline

Chemical Properties

Toxicity Effects (HSDB)

Genetic Toxicology

  • Micronucleus  (A70000)  Completed 
    • Mice: B6C3F1
    • Male Negative 
  • Micronucleus  (A87074)  Completed 
    • Rats: Fischer 344
    • Male Negative 
  • Salmonella  (512545)  Completed 
    • Citation: Zeiger, E., Anderson, B., Haworth, S., Lawlor, T., and Mortelman, K. Salmonella Mutagenicity Tests V. Results from the Testing of 311 Chemicals Environ. Molec. Mutagen. Vol. 19 (Suppl 21) (1992) 2-141
    •  Negative