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Dimethyl Terephthalate (DMT) CAS 120-61-6

Product Name: Dimethyl terephthalate
CAS NO: 120-61-6
Molecular Formula: C10H10O4
Molecular Weight: 194.18


Dimethyl Terephthalate (DMT) CAS 120-61-6 Product Introduction

The empirical formula of dimethyl terephthalate (DMT) is C10H10O4. Its structural formula is 1,4-(COOCH3)2C6H4. At room temperature, exists as colorless crystals. DMT is soluble in ether and chloroform, slightly soluble in ethanol, and fairly insoluble in water (<1 g/L at 13℃).

Basic information

Product Name:Dimethyl terephthalate
CAS NO:120-61-6
Molecular Formula:C10H10O4
Molecular Weight:194.18
Melting Point:140 °C
Boiling Point:288 °C
Density:1.29 g/cm3
Solubility:water: slightly soluble0.0493g/L at 20°C
Appearance:White Flakes or Pellets

Dimethyl Terephthalate (DMT) CAS 120-61-6 Uses

  1. Polyester Production: It serves as a key raw material in the production of polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which is widely used in making bottles, fibers for clothing (polyester fabric), and various packaging materials.
  2. Engineering Plastics: DMT contributes to the manufacture of engineering plastics like polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) and other specialty polymers.
  3. Coatings and Films: It’s utilized in the production of coatings, films, and laminates due to its properties conducive to forming durable surfaces.
  4. Adhesives: DMT might be an ingredient in adhesives and sealants formulations, contributing to their chemical structure and bonding properties.
  5. Resins: It’s used in the synthesis of resins applied in industries ranging from automotive to construction, owing to its durability and chemical resistance.


1,4-Benzenedicarboxylicacid,dimethylester;1,4-Benzenedicarboxylicaciddimethylester;methylp-(methoxycarbonyl)benzoate;NCI-C50055;Terephthalate, dimethyl;Terephthalic acid methyl ester;terephthalicacidmethylester;TEREPHTHALIC ACID DIMETHYL ESTER


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