Diethyl fumarate, is used as an intermediate for plasticizer, flavoring agents and surface coatings. It is an important raw material and intermediate used in Organic Synthesis, Pharmaceuticals, Agrochemicals and Dyestuff. It is also used as a intermediate and solvent in organic synthesis.
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Cathodic reduction in ethanol leads to electro-hydrodimerization to tetraethyl butane-1,2,3,4-tetracarboxylate: Org. Synth. Coll., 7, 479 (1990).
Hazard Statements: H227-H302
Combustible liquid. Harmful if swallowed.
Precautionary Statements: P210u-P280a-P264-P301+P312a-P403+P235-P501a
Wear protective gloves and eye/face protection. Wash thoroughly after handling. IF SWALLOWED: Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep cool. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.