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Property of Compound

  1. Mar 10, 2008 #1
    well i tried the CRC handbook and online search of

    2-methoxyethyl-2-methylpropanoate
     
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  3. Mar 10, 2008 #2

    symbolipoint

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    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.
     
  4. Mar 10, 2008 #3
    i dont know of a company that manufacture because this lab experiment is for the students to create that ester .
     
  5. Mar 10, 2008 #4

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    2-methoxyethyl refers to this ( O-CH2CH2-O-CH3)
    2-methylpropanoate is isobutyric acid (ester-form).
    Together these are [tex](CH_3)_2-CH-C(O)O-CH_2CH_2-OCH_3[/tex]
     
  6. Mar 10, 2008 #5
    hmm , thanks

    but do you happen to know some properties of it?
     
  7. Mar 10, 2008 #6

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    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).
     
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