Dimethyl malonate' is a diester derivative of malonic acid. It is a common reagent for organic synthesis used, for example, as a precursor for barbituric acid. It is also used in the malonic ester synthesis. It can be synthesized from dimethoxymethane and carbon monoxide.
1. Dimethyl malonate is used extensively in the fragrance industry as a raw material in the synthesis of jasmonates.
2. DMM are widely used in the chemical industry as intermediates for the synthesis of a
variety of organic chemicals, for example to introduce an acetic moiety or a hydroxyester group into molecules.