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Dimethyl Carbonate General Information
Chemical Name: Dimethyl Carbonate (DMC)
Synonyms: DMC, Methyl Carbonate, Carbonic Acid, Dimethyl Ester
Chemical Formula: C3H6O3
CAS Number: 616-38-6
EC Number: 210-478-4
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Dimethyl Carbonate Uses
VOC Exempt Solvent – Dimethyl Carbonate (DMC) received its Federal VOC exemption on January 13, 2009. As of March 1, 2011 it is exempt in 42 States. It is flammable with a flash point 17 ºC (63 ºF). (Last updated: 03.2011; please contacts us for the most up to date information on the VOC exemption state by state.)
Paints and Coatings – Dimethyl Carbonate can be used as VOC exempt solvent in many paints and coatings. DMC is a fast evaporating polar solvent. It can replace esters, glycol ethers and ketones in formulations.
Reactive Intermediate – DMC can be used as a methylating and carbonylating reagent in organic synthesis.
Fuel Additive – Because of its high oxygen content, DMC can be used as a fuel additive.
Li-ion Battery – Lithium ion battery electrolytes use organic carbonates such as diethyl carbonate and complexes of lithium ions.
Dimethyl Carbonate Certificate of Analysis (COA)
Product Name: Dimethyl Carbonate
Quality: SMC Spec. 3574
|Acidity (As CO3), %||0.10 % MAXIMUM||0.01|
|Appearance||Colorless, Transparent liquid||Colorless, Transparent liquid|
|Color (APHA)||10 APHA MAXIMUM||5|
|Density @20 degrees C||1.066 TO 1.076||1.072|
|Dimethyl Carbonate, %||99.50 % MINIMUM||99.95|
|Moisture, %||0.100 % MAXIMUM||0.050|
CERTIFIED TRUE AND CORRECT W H
Approval Date: 1/31/2011