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Table 1 Comparison between MTBE (methyl tertiary-butyl ether) and MMP (2-methoxy-6-methylpyridine)

From: Efficacy and safety of a novel topical agent for gallstone dissolution: 2-methoxy-6-methylpyridine

 

MTBE

MMP

Structure

Molecular weight (g/mol)

88.15

123.26

Boiling point (°C)

55

156

Property

High vaporization

Low vaporization

Feature

Bulky aliphatic chain

Bulky aliphatic chain

Hydrophobic

Bulky heterocyclic ring

Bulky aromatic ring

Heteroatom

Hydrophobic and hydrophilic

Chelation effect

Toxicity

Many toxicities have been reported

Less toxicity compare with MTBE