Methyl Vinyl Ether

- Jun 12, 2018-

Methyl vinyl ether

Methyl vinyl ether, also known as vinyl methyl ether, is a common chemical raw material.

According to the IUPAC (International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry) nomenclature, the name of the simple ethers is smaller, so the Chinese name of CH3OC2H4 should be called methyl vinyl ether. . As Vinyl Methyl Ether is often written in English and the translated name is vinyl methyl ether, it is common in Chinese journals and papers.

Basic Information

Chinese name: methyl vinyl ether

English name: Methyl vinyl ether

English alias: methoxyethene; Vinyl Methyl Ether;

CAS NO. :107-25-5 [1]

EINECS: 203-475-4

Molecular formula: C3H6O

Molecular weight: 58.08

Physico-chemical properties: Boiling point 6oC Density (20/20oC) 0.75g/cm3, density lower than water, its vapor is heavier than air, can diffuse to a relatively far place in the lower place, the case of an open flame will lead back to fire.

-121.6 ° C melting point. Slightly soluble in water, soluble in ethanol and ether. Easy to polymerize, so inhibitors are often added to the finished product.


For the production of glutaraldehyde and polymer materials, paints, plasticizers, adhesives, etc. Vinyl methyl ether and other monomers are copolymerized to synthesize paint, plasticizers, and polystyrene resin modifiers. It can be obtained by the vinylation reaction of acetylene and methanol under the action of potassium hydroxide.