Agent Name

Dimethyl carbonate

CAS Number

616-38-6

Formula

C3-H6-O3

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Methyl carbonate; Methyl carbonate ((MeO)2CO); Carbonic acid, dimethyl ester; [ChemIDplus] UN1161

Category

Esters, Other

Description

Colorless liquid; Not miscible or difficult to mix in water; [MSDSonline] Pleasant odor; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used as a reagent for methylation and phosgenation and a cold sterilizing agent for beverages; [HSDB] Used in methylation reactions; [Merck Index] Used in organic synthesis and as a specialty solvent; [Hawley]

Comments

A dangerous fire risk; [Hawley] A mild eye irritant; [ICSC] An irritant; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

55.36 mm Hg

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