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Technical Data Sheet
Eastman™ Dimethyl Terephthalate, Molten

  • Consumer electronics
  • Packaging components non food contact
  • Polymer modification

Product Description

IUPAC: dimethyl-1,4-benzenedicarboxylate

Eastman™ Dimethyl Terephthalate (DMT) is primarily used in the manufacture of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) for fiber, film, container plastics, and specialty plastics applications.

Eastman™ DMT is available as a molten product delivered in truckload quantities.

Typical Properties

PropertyTypical Value, Units
Molecular FormulaC10H10O4
Molecular Weight194.18
Color, Pt-Co Scale50 max.
AppearanceWhite (solid) or Clear Liquid (molten)
     @ 150°C (302°F)3.1 cP
Melting Point141 °C (286 °F)
Boiling Pointa288 °C (550 °F)
     in WaterNegligible
Specific Gravity 
     @ 25°C1.05
Flash Point 
     Cleveland Open Cup153 °C (307 °F)
Autoignition Temperature496 °C (925 °F)
Chemical Inventory ListingsTSCA (USA), DSL, CEPA, EINECS, AICS, NICNAS, MITI


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