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517127 Sigma-Aldrich

Dimethyl carbonate

Green Alternative

anhydrous, ≥99%

Synonym: Carbonic acid dimethyl ester, DMC

  • CAS Number 616-38-6

  • Linear Formula (CH3O)2CO

  • Molecular Weight 90.08

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 635821

  •  EC Number 210-478-4

  •  MDL number MFCD00008420

  •  PubChem Substance ID 57651340

  •  NACRES NA.21

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Properties

Related Categories Alternative Energy, Anhydrous Solvents, Greener Solvent Alternatives, Greener Substitutes, Lithium-Ion Batteries,
Quality Level   100
grade   anhydrous
vapor density   3.1 (vs air)
vapor pressure   18 mmHg ( 21.1 °C)
assay   ≥99%
form   liquid
expl. lim.   4.22-12.87 % (lit.)
greener alternative product characteristics   Less Hazardous Chemical Syntheses
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impurities   <0.002% water
  <0.005% water (100mL pkg)
color   APHA: <50
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.)
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

Description

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. DMC can be prepared by the base-catalyzed reaction between carbon dioxide and methanol.

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Application

Dimethyl carbonate has been used to dissolve poly (lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) to form PLGA-coated bioactive glass-ceramic scaffolds.

Packaging

1, 2 L in Sure/Seal™

100 mL in Sure/Seal™

Features and Benefits

Greener solvent

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

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

Documents

Certificate of Analysis (COA)

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Certificate of Origin (COO)

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Protocols & Articles

Articles

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