Dimethyl dicarbonate or DMDC is a colourless liquid with a sharp odour.

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The function(s) performed by the food additive when used in cooking.

  • Preservative - Helps protect against food deterioration caused by micro-organisms

Data according to various sources such as fao, fda, codex. Spot a mistake? Tell us!

Country Status Matched Term
United States
Approved Dimethyl dicarbonate
European Union
Approved Dimethyl dicarbonate
Australia and New Zealand
Not Permitted
Philippines
Approved Dimethyl Dicarbonate
Austria
Approved Dimethyl dicarbonate
Belgium
Approved Dimethyl dicarbonate
Bulgaria
Approved Dimethyl dicarbonate
Cyprus
Approved Dimethyl dicarbonate
Czech Republic
Approved Dimethyl dicarbonate
Denmark
Approved Dimethyl dicarbonate
Estonia
Approved Dimethyl dicarbonate
Finland
Approved Dimethyl dicarbonate
France
Approved Dimethyl dicarbonate
Germany
Approved Dimethyl dicarbonate
Greece
Approved Dimethyl dicarbonate
Hungary
Approved Dimethyl dicarbonate
Ireland
Approved Dimethyl dicarbonate
Italy
Approved Dimethyl dicarbonate
Latvia
Approved Dimethyl dicarbonate
Lithuania
Approved Dimethyl dicarbonate
Luxembourg
Approved Dimethyl dicarbonate
Malta
Approved Dimethyl dicarbonate
Netherlands
Approved Dimethyl dicarbonate
Poland
Approved Dimethyl dicarbonate
Portugal
Approved Dimethyl dicarbonate
Romania
Approved Dimethyl dicarbonate
Slovakia
Approved Dimethyl dicarbonate
Slovenia
Approved Dimethyl dicarbonate
Spain
Approved Dimethyl dicarbonate
Sweden
Approved Dimethyl dicarbonate
United Kingdom
Approved Dimethyl dicarbonate
Australia
Not Permitted
New Zealand
Not Permitted

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Halal - yes

E242 - Dimethyl dicarbonate: Chemical.

Muslim Consumer Group

Synthetic substance - yes

E242 - Dimethyl dicarbonate: Yeast inhibitor, preservative. Used in fruit drinks, sports drinks and wine.

MBM Foods

Dimethyl pyrocarbonate
DMDC
Dicarbonic acid dimethyl ester
Dimethyl dicarbonate
Dimethyl oxydiformate
Methoxycarbonyl methyl carbonate
Velcorin

Collection of sources used to create this food additive summary.

Source
Codex Alimentarius
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
JECFA (Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives)
UK Food Guide
UK Food Standards Agency
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Wikipedia

Lists the U.S. CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service) registry number and EINECS (European INventory of Existing Commercial chemical Substances) numbers when known.

  • CAS Number: 4525-33-1
  • EINECS Number: 224-859-8

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