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Isn't it poisonous?  Isn't it soluble in water?  

The methyl-butyl ether we add to gasoline is already causing massive ground water problems.  

No matter how you slice and dice, running a civilization on auto transport isn't going to cut it.  

The Fates are kind.

by Gaianne on Tue Jan 16th, 2007 at 11:41:41 PM EST
No it is not poisonous.   It's practically non-toxic.   It is soluble in water but is rapidly removed by exposure to air.

It's the propellant that replaced CFC's in hair spray cans.

DME is much easier to remove from water than MtBE, since it is a gas and MtBE is a liquid with a fairly high boiling point.

DME has an atmospheric half-life for a few days.

DME is the perfect fuel.

It can, under some conditions act as a mild anesthetic, but nearly so well as its cousin ethyl ether.

by NNadir on Wed Jan 17th, 2007 at 12:07:25 AM EST
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Apologies for my chemistry.

The Fates are kind.
by Gaianne on Wed Jan 17th, 2007 at 02:44:45 AM EST
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