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8.08177 Sigma-Aldrich

Dimethyl terephthalate

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Synonym: Dimethyl 1,4-benzenedicarboxylate, Terephthalic acid dimethyl ester, DMT, Dimethyl terephthalate

  • CAS Number 120-61-6

  • Linear Formula C6H4-1,4-(COOCH3)2

  • Molecular Weight 194.18

  •  MDL number MFCD00008440

  •  EC Index Number 204-411-8

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Properties

Quality Level   200
vapor pressure   <1 hPa ( 20 °C)
assay   ≥99.0% (GC)
autoignition temp.   520 °C (DIN 51794)
potency   3200 mg/kg LD50, oral (Rat)
expl. lim.   0.8-11.8 % (v/v)
bp   282 °C/1013 hPa
mp   139-141 °C
transition temp   flash point 154 °C (External MSDS)
density   1.35 g/cm3 at 20 °C
bulk density   500 kg/m3
InChI   1S/C10H10O4/c1-13-9(11)7-3-5-8(6-4-7)10(12)14-2/h3-6H,1-2H3
InChI key   WOZVHXUHUFLZGK-UHFFFAOYSA-N
storage conditions   Store below +30°C.

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Analysis Note

Assay (GC, area%): ≥ 99.0 % (a/a)
Melting range (lower value): ≥ 139 °C
Melting range (upper value): ≤ 142 °C
Identity (IR): passes test

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