Agent Name

Meldrum's acid

Alternative Name

2,2-Dimethyl-1,3-dioxane-4,6-dione

CAS Number

2033-24-1

Formula

C6-H8-O4

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2,2-Dimethyl-1,3-dioxane-4,6-dione; 2,2-Dimethyl-4,6-dioxo-m-dioxane; 2,2-Dimethyl-m-dioxane-4,6-dione; Isopropylidene malonate; m-Dioxane-4,6-dione, 2,2-dimethyl-; 1,3-Dioxane-4,6-dione, 2,2-dimethyl-; Malonic acid, cyclic isopropylidene ester (8CI); [ChemIDplus]

Category

Other Organic Compounds

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] White powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used in organic synthesis; [Merck Index]

Comments

A skin and strong eye irritant; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "1,3-Dioxane."

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