Dimethyl Carbonate (DMC)

CAS NO.

616-38-6

Molecular Formula

C3H6O3

Structure

Dimethyl Carbonate

Dimethyl Carbonate (DMC) is an organic compound with the formula CO(OCH3)2.

It is a colourless, flammable liquid. It is classified as a carbonate ester.

This compound has found use as a methylating agent and more recently as a solvent that is exempt from classification as a volatile organic compound (VOC) in the US.

Dimethyl Carbonate is often considered to be a green reagent.

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