Diethyl Malonate is commonly known as DEM which can be used in the synthesis of α-aryl malonates. The compound is a diethyl ester of malonic acid which is present in alcoholic beverages as a flavouring agent. The molecular formula of this food agent is C7H12O4 with an average chemical weight of 1630.17 grams per mol. It appears as a colourless liquid having a sweet fruit like odor. Diethyl Malonate is moderately soluble in water at the rate of 20 grams per litre at a temperature of 20 degree Celsius and the solubility increases in case of solvents like acetone, benzene and chloroform.
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