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dimethyl carbonate

n. (context organic compound English) The methyl ester of carbonic acid (CO(OCH3)2) that is used in organic synthesis as a methylating agent

Dimethyl carbonate

Dimethyl carbonate (DMC) is an organic compound with the formula OC(OCH). It is a colourless, flammable liquid. It is classified as a carbonate ester. This compound has found use as a methylating agent and more recently as a solvent that is exempt from the restrictions placed on most volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the US. Dimethyl carbonate is often considered to be a green reagent.