TERT-AMYL METHYL ETHER (TAME)

Chemical Identification
Chemical Identification
CAS # 994-05-8
Formula

C₆H₁₄O

Synonyms

2-methoxy-2methyl-butane; methyl tert-pentyl ether; 1,1-dimethylpropyl methyl ether

Physical Properties
Physical Properties
Physical description Colorless liquid.
Boiling point 187°F Molecular weight 102.18
Freezing point/melting point -112°F Vapor pressure 75.21 mmHg
Flash point 19.4°F Vapor density 0.77
Specific gravity Ionization potential
Lower explosive limit (LEL) Upper explosive limit (UEL)
NFPA health rating NFPA fire rating
NFPA reactivity rating NFPA special instruction
Vapor hazard ratio (VHR)
Historical exceedance percentage
Target organs
Monitoring Methods Used by OSHA
Monitoring Methods Used by OSHA
Analyte code (IMIS no.)
Sampling group
Sampler/Sampling media
Sampling time*
Sampling volume (TWA)*
Sampling flow rate (TWA)*
Sampling volume (STEL/Peak/C)*
Sampling flow rate (STEL/Peak/C)*
Analytical method instruments
Method reference
Notes

OSHA staff only, please contact SLTC at 801-233-4900

Special requirements

* All sampling instructions above are recommended guidelines for OSHA Compliance Safety and Health Officers (CSHOs), please see the corresponding OSHA method reference for complete details.

Wipe Method
Wipe Method
Sampler/Sampling media
Bulk Method
Bulk Method
On-Site Screening Techniques
On-Site Screening Techniques
Device
Model/Type
Sampling information
(see manufacturer instructions)
Exposure Limits
Exposure Limits
OSHA PEL
8-hour TWA
(ST) STEL
(C) Ceiling
Peak
NIOSH REL
Up to 10-hour TWA
(ST) STEL
(C) Ceiling
ACGIH TLV©
8-hour TWA
(ST) STEL
(C) Ceiling
CAL/OSHA PEL
8-hour TWA
(ST) STEL
(C) Ceiling
Peak
PEL-TWA REL-TWA TLV-TWA

20 ppm [1999]

PEL-TWA
PEL-STEL REL-STEL TLV-STEL PEL-STEL
PEL-C REL-C TLV-C PEL-C
Skin notation

NA

Skin notation

NA

Skin notation

N

Skin notation

NA

Notes:

Not established

Notes:

Not established

Notes: Notes:

Not established

Health factors:  See NIH-NLM PubChem. IDLH
Carcinogenic classifications: Notes:
AIHA emergency response planning guidelines - ERPG-1/ERPG-2/ERPG-3:
Additional Resources and Literature References
Additional Resources and Literature References

NOAA: CAMEO Chemicals - Not listed

NIOSH: Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards - Not listed

Literature References

  • ACGIH: Documentation of the Threshold Limit Values (TLVs) and Biological Exposure Indices (BEIs) - tert-Amyl methyl ether. See annual publication for most recent information.

Last Updated Date : 01/12/2021