Driveron® S

Driveron® S, known by the chemical name, methyl-tert-butyl ether (MTBE S), is a highly flammable, clear, colorless, liquid organic compound that is sparingly soluble in water. Its primary uses are as a gasoline additive, as solvent in the pharmaceutical industry, as well as an ingredient in the manufacture of pesticides and insecticides.



Driveron S (MTBE) is a volatile, essentially inert, highly flammable, colorless liquid organic compound with an unpleasant, minty taste and odor in water. Its chemical formula is C5H12O, and its CAS-No. is 1634-04-4.

MTBE is a derivative of fossil fuels and manufactured through the chemical reaction of methanol and isobutylene. The liquid compound applications include extensive use in industry as a solvent for active pharmaceutical ingredients, pesticides, and insecticides, and as a gasoline component to raise the oxygen content of gasoline and increase the octane number.

MTBE has a degreasing action on the skin and mucous membranes and is recognized as an irritant.


Driveron® S is available in drums and bulk quantities. For more information about shipping, packaging and lead times, contact us today.



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44 Southwest Ave.
Post Office Box 436
Jamestown, RI 02835-0436


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