Dimethyl ether

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Dimethylether
Chemical nameMethoxymethane
Chemical formulaC2H6O
Molecular mass46.07 g/mol
Melting point-138.5 C
Boiling point-22 C
CAS number115-10-6
SMILESCOC
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Dimethylether_chemical_structure.png
Chemical structure of dimethyl ether

Dimethyl ether, also known as methoxymethane, methyl ether, wood ether, and DME, is a colorless gaseous ether with with an ethereal smell. Dimethyl ether gas is water soluble. It has the formula CH3OCH3. Dimethyl ether is used as an aerosol spray propellant. Dimethyl ether is also a clean-burning alternative to liquified petroleum gas, liquified natural gas, diesel and gasoline. It can be made from natural gas, coal, or biomass.

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