|Preferred IUPAC name
3D model (JSmol)
CompTox Dashboard (EPA)
|Molar mass||172.180 g·mol−1|
|H317, H319, H412|
|P261, P264, P272, P273, P280, P302+P352, P305+P351+P338, P321, P333+P313, P337+P313, P363, P501|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Diethyl maleate is an organic compound with the CAS Registry number 141-05-9. It is chemically a maleate ester with the formula C8H12O4. It is a colorless liquid at room temperature. It has the IUPAC name of diethyl (Z)-but-2-enedioate.
One of the key uses for the compound is in production of the pesticide Malathion. It has also been used medically as a chemical depletory of glutathione. It has been studied extensively with regard to renal function. Other medical uses include treatment of breast cancer and its monitoring with Positron Emission Tomography. It is also used as a food additive and has Food and Drug Administration clearance for indirect food contact.
With the invention of polyaspartic technology the material also found another use. With this technology an amine is reacted with a dialkyl maleate - usually diethyl maleate - utilizing the Michael addition reaction. These products are then used in coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers.
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