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Dimethyl carbonate

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analytical standard

Synonym(s):
Carbonic acid dimethyl ester
Linear Formula:
(CH3O)2CO
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
90.08
Beilstein/REAXYS Number:
635821
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.24
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Quality Level

grade

analytical standard

vapor density

3.1 (vs air)

vapor pressure

18 mmHg ( 21.1 °C)

assay

≥99.0% (GC)

shelf life

limited shelf life, expiry date on the label

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application(s)

HPLC: suitable
gas chromatography (GC): suitable

impurities

≤0.02% water

refractive index

n20/D 1.368 (lit.)
n20/D 1.369

bp

90 °C (lit.)

mp

2-4 °C (lit.)

density

1.069 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

Featured Industry

Environmental
Pharmaceutical

format

neat

greener alternative category

Aligned

SMILES string

O=C(OC)OC

InChI

1S/C3H6O3/c1-5-3(4)6-2/h1-2H3

InChI key

IEJIGPNLZYLLBP-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

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Dimethyl carbonate is a unique molecule with versatile chemical reactivity. It is an environmentally benign building block and also a safe substitute for dimethyl sulfate or methyl halides.

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Danger

Hazard Statements

Precautionary Statements

RIDADR

UN1161 - class 3 - PG 2 - Dimethyl carbonate

WGK Germany

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

60.8 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

16 °C - closed cup

A novel method of direct synthesis of dimethyl carbonate from methanol and carbon dioxide catalyzed by zirconia.
Tomishige K, et al.
Catalysis Letters, 58(4), 225-229 (1999)
Catalysis in the production and reactions of dimethyl carbonate, an environmentally benign building block.
Ono Y.
Applied Catalysis A: General, 155(2), 133-166 (1997)

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