Toxicological Profile for Methyl-tert-butyl Ether (MTBE)

CAS#: 1634-04-4

Toxicological Profile Information

The ATSDR toxicological profile succinctly characterizes the toxicology and adverse health effects information for the toxic substance described therein. Each peer-reviewed profile identifies and reviews the key literature that describes a substance's toxicological properties.

A useful two page information sheet, the ToxFAQsTM, is also available.

Toxicological Profile Access

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Complete Profilepdf icon[PDF - 3.6 MB]

Preface/Table of Contentspdf icon[PDF - 726 KB]

1. Relevance to Public Healthpdf icon[PDF - 404 KB]

2. Health Effectspdf icon[PDF - 1.4 MB]

3. Toxicokinetics, Susceptible Populations, Biomarkers, Chemical Interactionspdf icon[PDF - 427 KB]

4. Chemical and Physical Informationpdf icon[PDF - 222 KB]

5. Potential for Human Exposurepdf icon[PDF - 634 KB]

6. Adequacy of the Databasepdf icon[PDF - 425 KB]

7. Regulations and Advisoriespdf icon[PDF - 223 KB]

8. Referencespdf icon[PDF - 359 KB]

Appendicespdf icon[PDF - 1.4 MB]


Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). 2023. Toxicological profile for Methyl-tert-butyl Ether (MTBE). Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service.


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Page last reviewed: September 20, 2023