dimethyl ether
methyl oxide
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methoxymethane (Click)
CAS Number: 115-10-6Picture of molecule
Other: 157621-61-9
ECHA EINECS - REACH Pre-Reg: 204-065-8
Nikkaji Web: J2.464C
Beilstein Number: 1730743
MDL: MFCD00008494
XlogP3-AA: 0.10 (est)
Molecular Weight: 46.06902000
Formula: C2 H6 O
BioActivity Summary: listing
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Category: solvents
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Physical Properties:
Appearance: colorless gas (est)
Assay: 99.50 to 100.00 % 
Food Chemicals Codex Listed: No
Melting Point: -141.50 °C. @ 760.00 mm Hg
Boiling Point: -24.82 °C. @ 760.00 mm Hg
Boiling Point: -29.00 to  -30.00 °C. @ 760.00 mm Hg (est)
Vapor Pressure: 4450.000000 mm/Hg @ 25.00 °C.
Vapor Density: 1.6 ( Air = 1 )
Flash Point: -123.00 °F. TCC ( -85.90 °C. ) (est)
logP (o/w): 0.100
Soluble in:
 water, 1.093e+005 mg/L @ 25 °C (est)
 water, 4.60E+04 mg/L @ 25 °C (exp)
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Organoleptic Properties:
Odor Strength: medium ,
recommend smelling in a 10.00 % solution or less
Odor Description:
at 100.00 %. 
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Cosmetic Information:
CosIng: cosmetic data
Cosmetic Uses: propellants
viscosity controlling agents
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Sigma-Aldrich: Aldrich
For experimental / research use only.
Dimethyl ether ≥99%
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Safety Information:
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Hazards identification
Classification of the substance or mixture
GHS Classification in accordance with 29 CFR 1910 (OSHA HCS)
None found.
GHS Label elements, including precautionary statements
Hazard statement(s)
None found.
Precautionary statement(s)
None found.
Oral/Parenteral Toxicity:
Not determined
Dermal Toxicity:
Not determined
Inhalation Toxicity:
inhalation-rat LC50 308000 mg/m3
Toxicologist. Vol. 1, Pg. 79, 1981.

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Safety in Use Information:
Category: solvents
Recommendation for dimethyl ether usage levels up to:
 not for fragrance use.
Recommendation for dimethyl ether flavor usage levels up to:
 not for flavor use.
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Safety References:
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) reference(s):
Safety in use of dimethyl ether as an extraction solvent[1]
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Scientific Opinion on the safety of use of dimethyl ether as an extraction solvent under the intended conditions of use and the proposed maximum residual limits
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EPA Substance Registry Services (TSCA): 115-10-6
EPA ACToR: Toxicology Data
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Laboratory Chemical Safety Summary : 8254
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: Data
WGK Germany: 1
Chemidplus: 0000115106
EPA/NOAA CAMEO: hazardous materials
RTECS: 115-10-6
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Canada Domestic Sub. List: 115-10-6
Pubchem (cid): 8254
Pubchem (sid): 134974715
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Potential Blenders and core components note
None Found
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Potential Uses:
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Occurrence (nature, food, other): note
 not found in nature
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 demeon D
 dimethyl ether [UN1033] [Flammable gas]
 dimethyl oxide
 dymel A
 ether, dimethyl
 methane, 1,1'-oxybis-
 methane, oxybis-
 methyl ether
 methyl oxide
 wood ether
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