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Dimethyl oxalate

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Dimethyl oxalate Chemical Properties
  • Melting point:50-54 °C(lit.)
  • Boiling point:163.5 °C(lit.)
  • Density 1.148 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
  • vapor pressure 3 hPa (20 °C)
  • refractive index n20/D 1.39(lit.)
  • Flash point:167 °F
  • storage temp. Store below +30°C.
  • solubility ethanol: soluble50mg/mL, clear to very slightly hazy, colorless
  • form Crystalline Solid
  • color Colorless to white
  • Specific Gravity1.148
  • PH1 (60g/l, H2O, 20℃)
  • Water Solubility 60 G/L (25 ºC)
  • Merck 14,6106
  • BRN 1071744
  • Stability:Stable. Combustible. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents, acids, bases, reducing agents.
  • InChIKeyLOMVENUNSWAXEN-UHFFFAOYSA-N
  • CAS DataBase Reference553-90-2(CAS DataBase Reference)
  • NIST Chemistry ReferenceEthanedioic acid, dimethyl ester(553-90-2)
  • EPA Substance Registry SystemEthanedioic acid, dimethyl ester (553-90-2)
Safety Information
  • Hazard Codes Xi,Xn
  • Risk Statements 36/38-36-22
  • Safety Statements 26-36/37-24/25-23
  • RIDADR 1759
  • WGK Germany 3
  • RTECS RO2850000
  • Autoignition Temperature480 °C
  • TSCA Yes
  • HS Code 2917 11 00
  • HazardClass 6.1(b)
  • PackingGroup III
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Dimethyl oxalate Usage And Synthesis
  • DescriptionDimethyl oxalate is a chemical compound with formula (CH3)2(COO)2. It is the dimethyl ester of oxalic acid.
  • Chemical PropertiesThe empirical formula of dimethyl oxalate is C4H6O4. It exists as a liquid between its pour point (52°C) and boiling point (163.4°C). It is soluble in ethanol and ether and slightly soluble in water.
  • Chemical Propertiescolourless crystals
  • Purification MethodsCrystallise the ester repeatedly from EtOH. De-gas it under nitrogen at high vacuum and distil it. [Beilstein 2 IV 1847.]
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