Dibasic Ester

Dibasic ester (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.


Molar Weight480.5 g/mol
Melting Point-20 °C
Boiling Point196~225 °C
Flash Point100°C
Density1.19 g/cc
FormsLiquid (clear), Colourless

Uses and Applications

Key applications

  • Plastics and polymers
  • Solvents
  • Gravure printing inks
  • Paint and Coatings
  • Polyesters


  • Polymers
  • Chemical Processing
  • Coatings & Construction

Synonyms: DBE

Chemical Formula: C21H36O12

CAS Number: 95481-62-2