dimethyl ether

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dimethyl ether

[‚dī′meth·əl ′ē·thər]
(organic chemistry)
CH3OCH3 A flammable, colorless liquid, boiling at -25°C; soluble in water and alcohol; used as a solvent, extractant, reaction medium, and refrigerant. Also known as methyl ether; wood ether.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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