Dimethyl carbate

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Not to be confused with Dimethyl carbonate.
Dimethyl carbate
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CAS number 39589-98-5 YesY
ChemSpider 10430159
ATC code P03BX05
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Molecular formula C11H14O4
Molar mass 210.23 g mol−1
Density 1.4852 g/cm3[1]
Melting point 38 °C (100 °F; 311 K)[1]
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Dimethyl carbate is an insect repellent.[2] It can be prepared by the Diels–Alder reaction of dimethyl maleate and cyclopentadiene.[3]


  1. ^ a b Merck Index, 11th Edition, 3230
  2. ^ "Dimethyl carbate". AlanWood.net. 
  3. ^ Inukai, Takashi; Kojima, Takeshi (1966). "Aluminum chloride catalyzed diene condensation. II. Stronger adherence to the Alder endo rule". Journal of Organic Chemistry 31: 2032–2033. doi:10.1021/jo01344a543. ISSN 0022-3263. 

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