Dimethoxyethane, also known as glyme, monoglyme, dimethyl glycol, ethylene glycol dimethyl ether, dimethyl cellosolve, and DME, is a clear, colorless, aprotic, and liquid ether that is used as a solvent, especially in batteries. Dimethoxyethane is miscible with water.
1. Process solvent for production of polysilicon, Etching of Teflon and fluoropolymers with alkali metal dispersions, Solvent vehicle for pharmaceuticals, Application in silicon wafer polishing, Electrolytes of lithium batteries
2. Reaction solvent for Organometallics for API synthesis, manufacture of anti-cancer drugs, Grignard reagents, synthesis and reaction of organolithium reagents, manufacture of protease inhibitors (anti-aids), Polycarbonate swelling agent, activator for metal borohydrides, solvent for Simmons-Smith reaction (addition of carbene to double bond)