PEP Review 78-1-3
Methyl Tertiary-Butyl Ether
Published: May 1979
This Review covers a process for producing the ether from Isobutylene and methanol, and presents estimated costs for making 100,000 metric tons/yr (2,300 bbl/day) of the product from both steam-cracked and cat-cracked C4's.
The quality and value of the ether in motor gasoline are discussed briefly. Approximate estimates of the availability of Isobutylene and the corresponding potential quantity of ether producible in the United States, Western Europe, and Japan are also presented.