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135623 Sigma-Aldrich

Dimethyl oxalate

ReagentPlus®, 99%

  • CAS Number 553-90-2

  • Linear Formula CH3OCOCOOCH3

  • Molecular Weight 118.09

  •  Beilstein Registry Number 1071744

  •  EC Number 209-053-6

  •  MDL number MFCD00008442

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24848213

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Properties

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grade   ReagentPlus®
InChI Key   LOMVENUNSWAXEN-UHFFFAOYSA-N
assay   99%
refractive index   n20/D 1.39(lit.)
bp   163.5 °C(lit.)
mp   50-54 °C (lit.)
solubility   ethanol: soluble 50 mg/mL, clear to very slightly hazy, colorless
density   1.148 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)

Description

Packaging

5, 100, 500 g in glass bottle

Application

Dimethyl oxalate (DMO) was used as alternate fuel in direct oxidation fuel cell. DMO was used to study the IR spectra of DMO isolated in noble gas low-temperature matrices.

General description

Dimethyl oxalate undergoes Cu/SiO2 catalyzed hydrogenation to yield ethylene glycol. It undergoes selective gas-phase hydrogenation catalyzed by Ag/SiO2 to yield corresponding alcohol.

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Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Symbol 
GHS07  GHS07
Signal word 
Warning
Hazard statements 
Precautionary statements 
Personal Protective Equipment 
RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
3
RTECS 
RO2850000
Flash Point(F) 
167 °F
Flash Point(C) 
75 °C

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