Synlett 2008(4): 624-625  
DOI: 10.1055/s-2008-1032048
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Dimethyl Carbonate (DMC): A Versatile and Environmentally Benign Building Block

Sunay V. Chankeshwara*
Department of Medicinal Chemistry, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), SAS Nagar, Punjab 160062, India.
e-Mail: sunay_vc@yahoo.com;
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Publication History

Publication Date:
12 February 2008 (online)

Introduction

Dimethyl carbonate (DMC) is a unique molecule with versatile chemical reactivity. In many aspects, DMC is an environmentally benign building block [1] because of its cheap commercial availablility and high ecological safety profile; it possesses interesting solvating properties, low toxicity, and is highly biodegradable. [2]

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