Uses of Ethers Preparation and Properties
- As an solvent in organic reactions (like-in formation of Grignard reagent and in Wurtz reaction).
- In the form of anaesthetic in hospitals.
- It is mixed with CO2 and used as coolant Temperature of this mixture is about 193 K.
- The mixture of alcohol and ether is used as a substitute of petrol under the trade name ‘natalite’.
- It is used in the production of smokeless powders. It is also used in perfumary.