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D152927 Sigma-Aldrich

Dimethyl carbonate Green Alternative

ReagentPlus®, 99%

Synonym: Carbonic acid dimethyl ester

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Properties

Related Categories Alternative Energy, Electrolytes, Materials Science, Organic Solvents
grade   ReagentPlus®
vapor density   3.1 (vs air)
vapor pressure   18 mmHg ( 21.1 °C)
InChI Key   IEJIGPNLZYLLBP-UHFFFAOYSA-N
assay   99%
greener alternative product characteristics   Less Hazardous Chemical Syntheses
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refractive index   n20/D 1.368(lit.)
bp   90 °C(lit.)
mp   2-4 °C(lit.)
density   1.069 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)

Description

Packaging

1 L in glass bottle

100, 500 g in glass bottle

19 kg in VerSA-Flow™

500 mL in glass bottle

2.5 kg in glass bottle

Application

Dimethyl carbonate may be used to synthesize:
• Methyl phenyl carbonate by transesterification with phenol.
• Diphenyl carbonate by transesterification with methyl phenyl carbonate.
• Methyl carbamates, a raw material for isocyanate synthesis.
• Tetramethoxysilane by reacting with silica at 550-600K.

General description

Dimethyl carbonate (DMC) is a versatile, non-toxic, biodegradable reagent with tunable chemical reactivity. It serves as a green alternative to dimethyl sulfate or methyl halides and phosgene for methylation and carboxylation reactions. The base-catalyzed reaction between carbon dioxide and methanol to form DMC has been studied. Various thermodynamic parameters of DMC have been reported.

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Safety Information

Symbol 
GHS02  GHS02
Signal word 
Danger
Hazard statements 
Precautionary statements 
RIDADR 
UN1161 - class 3 - PG 2 - Dimethyl carbonate
WGK Germany 
1
RTECS 
FG0450000
Flash Point(F) 
60.8 °F
Flash Point(C) 
16 °C

Documents

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Protocols & Articles

Articles

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Motoaki Matsuo,1 Hiroyuki Oguchi,1,2 Hideki Maekawa,2 Hitoshi Takamura,2Shin-ichi Orimo,1*
Material Matters Volume 5 Article 4
Keywords: Calorimetry, Deposition, Diffraction, Diffusion, Melting, Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, Search, Spectra, Spectroscopy, Substitutions, Support, X-Ray diffraction, transformation

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