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A colorless flammable liquid acetal, C3H8O2, used as a solvent and in the manufacture of perfumes, adhesives, and protective coatings.

[methyl + -al.]


(Elements & Compounds) a colourless volatile flammable liquid with an odour resembling that of chloroform, used as a solvent and in the manufacture of perfumes and adhesives. Formula: (CH3O)2CH2. Also called: formal
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We analyzed HFC, HCFC, and a possible HCFC-substitute, dimethoxymethane, which has no ODP and negligible GWP compared to HFC.
The blowing agents employed were 1,1,1,3,3-pentafluoropropane (245fa; Honeywell) 1,1,1,3,3-pentafluorobutane (365mfc; Solvay), 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane (134a; Ausimont), 1,1-dichloro-1-fluoroethane (141b; Elf Atochem), dimethoxymethane (methylal; Lambiotte), and n-pentane (Aldrich, technical grade), and water, as it leads to the formation of C[O.