CHEBI:36596 - dimethyl carbonate

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ChEBI Name dimethyl carbonate
Definition A carbonate ester that is carbonic acid in which both hydrogens are replaced by methyl groups. A flammable, colourless liquid (m.p. 2-4°C, b.p. 90°C) with a characterstic ester-like odour, it is used as a 'green' methylating agent and as a solvent.
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Formula C3H6O3
Net Charge 0
Average Mass 90.07794
Monoisotopic Mass 90.03169
InChI InChI=1S/C3H6O3/c1-5-3(4)6-2/h1-2H3
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Chemical Role(s): solvent
A liquid that can dissolve other substances (solutes) without any change in their chemical composition.
Application(s): solvent
A liquid that can dissolve other substances (solutes) without any change in their chemical composition.
A substance used in a chemical reaction to detect, measure, examine, or produce other substances.
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Outgoing dimethyl carbonate (CHEBI:36596) has role reagent (CHEBI:33893)
dimethyl carbonate (CHEBI:36596) has role solvent (CHEBI:46787)
dimethyl carbonate (CHEBI:36596) is a carbonate ester (CHEBI:46722)
dimethyl carbonate
Synonyms Sources
carbonic acid, dimethyl ester NIST Chemistry WebBook
methyl carbonate ChemIDplus
Manual Xrefs Databases
Dimethyl_carbonate Wikipedia
HMDB0029580 HMDB
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Registry Numbers Types Sources
164288 Gmelin Registry Number Gmelin
616-38-6 CAS Registry Number ChemIDplus
616-38-6 CAS Registry Number NIST Chemistry WebBook
635821 Reaxys Registry Number Reaxys
635821 Beilstein Registry Number Beilstein
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07 May 2013