Agent Name

2,3-Dimethylmaleic anhydride

CAS Number

766-39-2

Formula

C6-H6-O3

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

2,5-Furandione, 3,4-dimethyl-; Dimethylmaleic acid anhydride; Maleic anhydride, dimethyl-; Pyrocinchonic anhydride; alpha,beta-Dimethylmaleic anhydride; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Acid Anhydrides, Cyclic

Description

Fine white plates; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a research chemical; No known commercial production in the US; [HSDB]

Comments

May decompose on exposure to moisture; May cause irritation; [MSDSonline] See "ACID ANHYDRIDES."

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