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Diethyl Malonate

Diethyl Malonate

Diethyl Malonate, also known as DEM, is the diethyl ester of malonic acid. It occurs naturally in grapes and strawberries as a colourless liquid with an apple-like odour, and is used in perfumes. It is also used to synthesize other compounds such as barbiturates, artificial flavourings

Chemical Formula:

C7H12O4

CAS Number:

105-53-3

Synonyms:

Malonic acid diethyl ester, DEM, Propanedioic acid diethyl ester.

Characteristics

Molar Weight

160.17 g/mol

Melting Point

−50 °C (−58 °F; 223 K)

Boiling Point

199 °C (390 °F; 472 K)

Solubility

Negligible

Density

1.05 g/cm3, liquid

Forms

colourless liquid

Odor

USES AND APPLICATIONS

Key applications

  • Malonic ester synthesis
  • Knoevenagel condensation
  • Acetoacetic ester synthesis

Industries

  • Pharmaceutical
  • Agrochemical
  • Chemical Intermediates

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