Chemical

Products

Monoglyme

Cas Number

110-71-4

Other Names

DME,

glyme,

Ethylene glycol dimethyl ether,

monoglyme,

dimethyl glycol,

dimethyl cellosolve

The formula

C4H10O2

Introduction

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.

Physical and Chemical Properties
Appearance Clear liquid
Odor Ethereal
Molecular Weight 90.12 g/mol
Boiling Point 85 °C
Flash point -6 C
Melting Point -58 °C
Specific Gravity 0.8683
Vapor Pressure 54 (mm Hg/20°C)
Solubility Soluble in water
Purity 99.00%
Applications

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)