Property of Compound

1. Mar 10, 2008

jin.cao

well i tried the CRC handbook and online search of

2-methoxyethyl-2-methylpropanoate

2. Mar 10, 2008

symbolipoint

You have what appears to be at least a good, systematic name for the compound. You might try an internet search. Other than that, you might try looking in the Merck Index. Does a specific company manufacture that compound? Maybe the company has technical information about it.

With the "methoxyethy" group, a guess might be that this compound is at least dispersible in water, if not soluble in it. That's only a guess.

3. Mar 10, 2008

jin.cao

i dont know of a company that manufacture because this lab experiment is for the students to create that ester .

4. Mar 10, 2008

chemisttree

2-methoxyethyl refers to this ( O-CH2CH2-O-CH3)
2-methylpropanoate is isobutyric acid (ester-form).
Together these are $$(CH_3)_2-CH-C(O)O-CH_2CH_2-OCH_3$$

5. Mar 10, 2008

jin.cao

hmm , thanks

but do you happen to know some properties of it?

6. Mar 10, 2008

chemisttree

I don't even know its CAS no.! It might behave as a surfactant with a pretty low HLB. The methoxyethyl group is also known as methyl cellosolve and thus this ester would be the methylcellosolve ester of isobutyric acid (or isobutrate).