from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A colorless flammable liquid, CH3OCH2OCH3, used as a solvent and in the manufacture of perfumes, adhesives, and protective coatings.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Dimethoxymethane.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A light, volatile liquid, H2C(OCH3)2, regarded as a complex ether, and having a pleasant ethereal odor. It is obtained by the partial oxidation of methyl alcohol. Called also formal.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Methylene dimethyl ether, CH2(OCH3)2, a liquid product of the oxidation of methylic alcohol. It has a pleasant odor, and by oxidation passes into formic acid.
In addition to formaldehyde, paraformaldehyde, trioxymethylene, methylal, hexamethylene-tetramine, and other substances containing a reactive methylene group, as well as acetaldehyde, benzaldehyde and other aldehydes may be employed to induce reaction.