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Dimethoxymethane, also called methylal, is a colorless flammable liquid with a low boiling point, low viscosity and excellent dissolving power. It has a chloroform-like odor and a pungent taste. It is the dimethyl acetal of formaldehyde. Dimethoxymethane is soluble in three parts water and miscible with most common organic solvents.

Properties Feedback
Appearance & Physical State:Colorless transparent liquid
Density:0.86
Melting Point:-105ºC
Boiling Point:41-42ºC
Flash Point:-18ºC
Refractive Index:1.3525-1.3545
Water Solubility:32.3 g/100 mL (16 ºC)
Stability:Stable. Extremely flammable. Readily forms explosive mixtures with air. Note low flash point and wide explosive limits. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents, strong acids. May form explosive peroxides upon exposure to air.
Storage Condition:2-8ºC
Vapor Pressure:364.565mmHg at 25°C

Safety Info Feedback
RTECS:PA8750000
Hazard Class:3
Safety Statements:S16-S26-S37/39
HS Code:2909199090
Packing Group:II
WGK Germany:1
RIDADR:UN 1234
Risk Statements:R11; R36/37/38
Hazard Codes:F; Xi

GC Analytical Method Total: 7 GC Analytical Method
Kovats' RI, non-polar column, isothermal [Detail]
Column type Active phase Temperature (C) Retention Index (I) Reference
Capillary Squalane 115. 500. Lafosse and Thuaud-Chourrout, 1975
Normal alkane RI, non-polar column, temperature ramp [Detail]
Column type Active phase Temperature (C) Retention Index (I) Reference
Capillary BP-1 511. Health Safety Executive, 2000
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MSDS


Synthesis Route Total: 119 Synthesis Route
 
67-56-1
50-00-0
~95%
109-87-5
107-31-3
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67-56-1
50-00-0
~93%
109-87-5
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