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The following are NOT examples of ethers because the oxygen atom is not connected to two different carbon atoms via single bonds or because the attached group is not an alkyl:
Ether is also used as shorthand to refer to one of the most common ethers, diethyl ether, shown above.
|Ethers are particularly prone to formation of dangerous peroxides. Anyone using an ether should READ THE SECTION ON PEROXIDES FIRST.|
Always read the MSDS before using an ether so you know what safety precautions to take. Use appropriate engineering controls, wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), have good ventilation, and avoid heat or ignition sources.
See also: alcohol, peroxides.
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