methyl propyl ether
methyl n-propyl ether
3D model (JSmol)
|Boiling point||38.8 °C (101.8 °F; 311.9 K)|
Refractive index (nD)
|1.35837 (14.3 °C)|
|Viscosity||0.3064 cP (0.3 °C)|
|Flash point||< −20 °C (−4 °F; 253 K)|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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.