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Isopropyl Ether
Jun 21, 2017

Isopropyl ether is secondary ether that is used as a solvent. It is a colorless liquid that is slightly soluble in water, but miscible with organic solvents. It is used as an extractant and anoxygenate gasoline additive. It is obtained industrially as a byproduct in the production of isopropanol by hydration of propene. Diisopropyl ether is sometimes represented by the abbreviation "DIPE"

Isopropyl ether is a good solvent for animals, plants and mineral oils and fats, and can be used to extract nicotine from tobacco. It is also a good solvent for paraffin and resin. It is often used in the industry to mix diisopropyl ether and other solvents in paraffin- Dewaxing process. As a solvent is also used in pharmaceutical, smokeless powder, paint and paint cleaning, diisopropyl ether with high octane and frost resistance, can be used as gasoline blending agent. This product is easy to form peroxide, in the vibration when the explosion, often added to the benzyl aminophenol as a stabilizer. The anesthetic effect of diisopropyl ether is lighter than that of ether, but the duration of anesthesia is long.
Used as a solvent, concentrated solution for the dilute solution of acetic acid or butyric acid, used as an extraction solvent for sodium thiocyanate in wet acrylic process; used as a chromatographic standard material, solvent and extractant.

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