Agent Name

Dimethyl maleate

CAS Number

624-48-6

Formula

C6-H8-O4

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2-Butenedioic acid, dimethyl ester, (Z)-; Dimethyl cis-butenedioate; Dimethyl cis-ethylenedicarboxylate; Dimethylester kyseliny maleinove [Czech]; Maleic acid, dimethyl ester; Methyl maleate; Sipomer DMM; 2-Butenedioic acid (2Z)-, 1,4-dimethyl ester; 2-Butenedioic acid (2Z)-, dimethyl ester; 2-Butenedioic acid (Z)-, dimethyl ester; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Esters, Other

Description

Clear colorless liquid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used to make chemicals and polymers; [IUCLID] Used to make fine and large scale chemicals; [ToxPlanet: ECHA REACH Registrations]

Comments

A skin and eye irritant in rabbits; Skin sensitization observed in guinea pigs; [EPA ChAMP: Screening Level Hazard Characterization] A mild to severe eye irritant; Dermal LD50 (rabbit) = 530 uL/kg; [RTECS] Causes burns; May cause skin sensitization; Harmful by ingestion; ToxPlanet: ECHA REACH Registrations] A skin and strong eye irritant; May cause skin sensitization; Harmful by ingestion; Toxic by skin absorption; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Maleic acid."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.3 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC (mouse) > 1,500 mg/m3/10min

Flammability (NFPA)

2: High ambient temperature required

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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