2,2-Dimethoxypropane acts as a dehydrating agent. It also serves as an intermediate in the synthesis of vitamin E, vitamin A and various carotenoids such as astaxanthin. It is used as a reagent for the preparation of 1,2-diols, acetonides, isopropylidene derivatives of sugars, nucleosides, methyl esters of amino acids and enol ethers.
Soluble in benzene, carbon tetrachloride, ethyl ether and n-butane, methanol. Moderately soluble in water.
Incompatible with oxidizing agents and acids.
Safety and Handling
GHS H Statement
Highly flammable liquid and vapour.
Causes serious eye irritation.
GHS P Statement
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
DOTInformation : Transport Hazard Class: 3; Packing Group: II; Proper Shipping Name: ETHERS, N.O.S.
TSCA : TSCA