StructureDimethyl Oxalate
CAS No. 553-90-2
EC No. 209-053-6
Synonyms Ethanedioic acid, dimethyl ester, dimetyl oxalate, methyl ethanedioate, Oxalicdimethylester' oxalic acid dimethyl ester, Ethanedioic acid, dimethyl ester; dimethyl ethanedioate;

Dimethyl Oxalate

Dimethyl Oxalate is the dimethyl ester of oxalic acid and is a white solid which is soluble in water. Dimethyl oxalate (and the related diethyl ester) can be used in diverse condensation reactions.


  • For alkylation and in the cosmetics industry as a chelating age
  • In the production of agrochemicals such as pesticides, fungicides, and herbicides, as well as in pharmaceuticals and as a solvent and plasticiser.

Shelf Life

Under proper storage conditions, the shelf life is 12 months.

Health & Safety

Detailed information on the product described can be found in our relevant Health and Safety Information (Material Safety Data Sheet).