Agent Name

Dimethyl succinate

CAS Number

106-65-0

Formula

C6-H10-O4

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

Butanedioic acid, dimethyl ester; Dimethyl butanedioate; Dimethylsuccinate; Methyl butanedioate; Methyl succinate; Succinic acid, dimethyl ester; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Esters (<C12)

Description

Colorless liquid that solidifies at room temperature (19.5 deg C); [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as a solvent for fruit flavors and a synthetic flavor; [HSDB]

Comments

May cause irritation; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.3 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Flash Point = 85.0 deg F; [CAMEO]

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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