Di Basic Ester

Dibasic ester or DBE is an ester of a dicarboxylic acid. Depending on the application, the alcohol may be methanol or higher molecular weight monoalcohols. Mixtures of different methyl dibasic esters are commercially produced from short-chain acids such as adipic acid, glutaric acid, and succinic acid. They are non-flammable, readily biodegradable, non-corrosive, and have a mild, fruity odour.


Melting Point-20°C
Boiling Point196-225 °C
Density1.19 g/mL at 25 °C

Uses and Applications

Key applications

  • Solvents


  • Cleaning
  • Coatings & Construction

Synonyms: DBE I Dimethyl butanedioate

Chemical Formula: C21H36O12

CAS Number: 95481-62-2