Dimethyl ether

Oxybismethane, methyl ether

How to detect Dimethyl ether

Formula: C2H6O | CAS: 115-10-6

Synonyms: Oxybismethane, methyl ether

Dimethyl ether is a clean burning fuel alternative to LPG. It is an intermediate in ethanol production from biomass.


Specification Value/Information
Formula C2H6O
CAS no. 115-10-6
Gas Response Factor, 11.7 eV NA
Gas Response Factor, 10.6 eV 1.3
Gas Response Factor, 10.0 eV NA
ppm per mg/m⁻³, (20 °C, 1 bar) 0.522
Molecular Weight, g/mole 46.0
Melting point, °C -138.5
Boiling point, °C -22
Specification Value/Information
Flash point, °C -41
Upper Explosive Limit, % 17
Lower Explosive Limit, % 3.4
Density, g.cm⁻³ 0.724
Ionisation Energy, eV 10.03
EH40 TWA, ppm 400
EH40 TWA, mg.m⁻³ 766
EH40 STEL, ppm 500
EH40 STEL, mg.m⁻³ 958