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Sigma-Aldrich

Dimethyl ether

≥99%

Synonym(s):
Methyl ether, DME
Linear Formula:
(CH3)2O
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
46.07
Beilstein:
1730743
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.22

Quality Level

vapor density

1.62 (vs air)

vapor pressure

>760 mmHg ( 25 °C)

assay

≥99%

autoignition temp.

662 °F

expl. lim.

27 %

bp

−24.8 °C (lit.)

mp

−141 °C (lit.)

SMILES string

COC

InChI

1S/C2H6O/c1-3-2/h1-2H3

InChI key

LCGLNKUTAGEVQW-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

Dimethyl ether (DME) is the simplest aliphatic ether used as a reactant as well as a solvent in organic synthesis. It is used as a precursor for the preparation of important useful organic compounds. DME is also used as an aerosol propellant.

Application

Dimethyl ether (DME) can be used as a precursor to synthesize methyl acetate, oligomeric oxymethylene ethers (OMEs), polyoxymethylene dimethyl ethers (DMMx) and light olefins.
DME can be used as precursor for the production dimethyl sulfate by treatment with sulfur trioxide. Dimethyl sulfate is employed as a versatile methylating agent in chemical synthesis. It is also used as a starting material for preparation of dimethyl sulfide, acetic acid, unsaturated and saturated hydrocarbons, and formadehyde.

Packaging

1 kg in Sure-Pac™
100, 400 g in Sure-Pac™

Recommended products

Brass hose adapter Z146811 or brass body mini gas regulator Z513539 is recommended.

Pictograms

FlameGas cylinder

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Statements

Precautionary Statements

Hazard Classifications

Flam. Gas 1 - Press. Gas Liquefied gas

Storage Class Code

2A - Gases

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

-41.8 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

-41 °C - closed cup

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Dimethyl ether carbonylation to methyl acetate over highly crystalline zeolite seed-derived ferrierite.
Kim J, et al.
Catalysis Science & Technology, 8(12), 3060-3072 (2018)
Dimethyl ether
Muller M, et al.
Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry (2000)
Nature and Location of Carbonaceous Species in a Composite HZSM-5 Zeolite Catalyst during the Conversion of Dimethyl Ether into Light Olefins.
Iba?ez M, et al.
Catalysts, 7(9), 254-254 (2017)
The carbonylation of dimethyl ether catalyzed by supported heteropoly acids: The role of Br?nsted acid properties.
Shen H, et al.
Catalysis Today (2018)
Synthesis of Polyoxymethylene Dimethyl Ethers from Dimethyl Ether Direct Oxidation over Carbon?Based Catalysts.
Gao X-Y, et al.
ChemCatChem, 10(1), 273-279 (2018)

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