Agent Name

Dimethyl terephthalate

Alternative Name

DMT

CAS Number

120-61-6

Formula

C10-H10-O4

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

DMT; Dimethyl 4-phthalate; DMT; Di-Me terephthalate; Dimethyl 1,4-benzenedicarboxylate; Dimethyl p-benzenedicarboxylate; Dimethyl p-phthalate; Dimethylester kyseliny tereftalove [Czech]; Methyl 4-carbomethoxybenzoate; Methyl p-(methoxycarbonyl)benzoate; Terephthalic acid, dimethyl ester; 1,4-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, 1,4-dimethyl ester; 1,4-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, dimethyl ester; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Other Aromatic Compounds

Description

Colorless solid; [Hawley] White solidified mass; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used to make polyester resins (polyethylene terephthalate for film and fibers); [Hawley]

Comments

An irritant; [ICSC] May be irritating to the eyes; [HSDB] Causes urinary tract calculi in high-dose animal studies; There are no published reports of human studies; [AIHA] An irritant; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
WEEL

5 mg/m3, as total dust

Vapor Pressure

0.01 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 141 deg C; [ICSC]

Flammability (NFPA)

1: Must be preheated

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