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Dibutyl ether is a chemical compound belonging to the ether family with the molecular formula of C 8 H 18 O.It is colorless, volatile, and flammable liquid and has peculiar ethereal smell. Liquid dibutyl ether is lighter than water. On the other hand, the vapor is heavier than air.


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Di-n-butyl ether is produced by dehydrating 1-butanol with sulfuric acid. It is also obtained as a byproduct during the synthesis of the butyl esters of higher acids; it occurs in the recovered alcohol and can be obtained by extractive distillation with water, drying, and rectification.

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DOW™ di-n-butyl ether is a clear, colorless liquid with a mild, ether-like odor. For further details, see Product Description. DOW di-n-butyl ether is used primarily as a specialty solvent, especially in the production of recordable compact discs (CD-Rs).


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Water is polar in nature while Ether is non-polar. Ethers are very slightly soluble in water at around 6.8g/100g. This is due to the presence of oxygen in ethers which interact with hydrogen in water to produce H-bonding to make it slightly soluble.


Diethylene glycol butyl ether (2-(2-Butoxyethoxy)ethanol) is an organic compound, one of several glycol ether solvents. It is a colorless liquid with a low odour and high boiling point. It is mainly used as a solvent for paints and varnishes in the chemical industry, household detergents, brewing chemicals and textile processing.. Production and Use ...


Dibutyl ether is a colorless, neutral, readily flammable liquid of low volatility with a characteristic odor. It is insoluble in water, but mixable with most common organic solvents. It should also be protected from heat, light and air because of the danger of peroxide formation. Its chemical formula is C8H18O.


Abstract: The solubility of benzoic acid has been determined in ethanol, toluene, heptane, cyclohexane, pentane, and chloroform and in binary mixtures of ethanol + heptane and ethanol + toluene, in the temperature range of (278.15 to 323.15) K. The solubility is ...


Dibutyl ether is being considered as an alternative fuel for diesel engines due to its non-miscibility in water, high cetane number and energy content. Dibutyl ether is commonly used as solvent for various reactions.