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DIMETHYL CARBONATE (DMC)

We offer technical, electrochemical, and battery grades of Dimethyl Carbonate (DMC) in a variety of packaging and competitive pricing.

3D model of Dimethyl Carbonate

What is Dimethyl Carbonate?

 

Dimethyl Carbonate (DMC) is a colorless, fast evaporating, mild non-offensive odor VOC exempt solvent with a wide range of applications. It is used in the manufacturing of lithium-ion batteries, production of polycarbonates, lubricants, polyurethanes, cleaning and degreasing solvents, construction materials such as paints and adhesives, fuel additives, and in biodiesel production.

Dimethyl Carbonate (DMC) is also considered a green reagent. It is used as a methylating and carbonylating reagent in organic synthesis.

CAS #: 616-38-6
EINECS #: 210-478-4
Synonyms: DMC, Methyl carbonate, Carbonic acid dimethyl ester
Molecular Formula: C3H6O3

Dimethyl Carbonate

Dimethyl Carbonate Applications

 

Paint & Coatings

It is used in solvent-borne systems: coating parts, architectural components, traffic paints, steel drum linings, floor coatings, and concrete sealers. It can also be used as a carrier solvent or disperse medium for binders, pigments, and colorants, as well as an effective paint thinner and multipurpose solvent.

Inks

It replaces toluene and ethyl acetate solvents in Gravure inks and is used in the production of water-based flexographic inks.

Biodiesel Additive

DMC is used as an intermediate in the preparation of diphenylcarbonate, for the synthesis of Bisphenol-A-polycarbonate found in polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins.

Household, Institutional & Industrial

DMC offers low toxicity and rapid biodegradability properties for solvent degreasing formulations.

Biodiesel Additive

Due to its high oxygen content and suitable boiling point, it is soluble in diesel fuel. Diesel fuel blended with Dimethyl Carbonate improves combustion and reduces matter emissions significantly.

Electronics and Batteries

DMC is the most promising electrolyte solvent for lithium-ion battery due to its good solvation and low viscosity properties. It is rapidly used in the computer, cell phones, hybrid and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle manufacturing markets.

Paint & Coatings

It is used in solvent-borne systems: coating parts, architectural components, traffic paints, steel drum linings, floor coatings, and concrete sealers. It can also be used as a carrier solvent or disperse medium for binders, pigments, and colorants, as well as an effective paint thinner and multipurpose solvent.

Inks

It replaces toluene and ethyl acetate solvents in Gravure inks and is used in the production of water-based flexographic inks.

Biodiesel Additive

DMC is used as an intermediate in the preparation of diphenylcarbonate, for the synthesis of Bisphenol-A-polycarbonate found in polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins.

Household, Institutional & Industrial

DMC offers low toxicity and rapid biodegradability properties for solvent degreasing formulations.

Biodiesel Additive

Due to its high oxygen content and suitable boiling point, it is soluble in diesel fuel. Diesel fuel blended with Dimethyl Carbonate improves combustion and reduces matter emissions significantly.

Electronics and Batteries

DMC is the most promising electrolyte solvent for lithium-ion battery due to its good solvation and low viscosity properties. It is rapidly used in the computer, cell phones, hybrid and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle manufacturing markets.

Grades Available

We offer Technical (TG), Electrochemical (ECG), and Battery (BG) grades of Dimethyl Carbonate.

Dimethyl Carbonate Specifications

 

Dimethyl Carbonate Grades

 

Technical Grade (TG) 

 

Battery Grade (BG) Electrochemical Grade (ECG) 
Product Number: SMC Global 3574 SMC Global 3576 SMC Global 3575
Appearance Colorless transparent liquid Colorless viscous transparent liquid
Purity 99.50 min. 99.50 min. 99.99 min.
Moisture, wt.% 0.10 max. 0.10 max. 0.03 max.
Acidity as CO3, wt.% 0.10 max. 0.10 max. ——-
Ash content, wt.% 0.02 max. ——- 0.01 max.
Methanol, wt.% 0.10 max. 0.05 max. ——-
Density at 20°C g/ml 1.069-1.076 1.066-1.076 1.066-1.076
Color APHA 10 max. 10 max. 10 max.
Refractive Index 1.369 1.369

Packaging and Handling

SMC Global offers this product packaged in a 200 KG drums and bulk quantities.

Dimethyl Carbonate Safety

For regulatory details such as the classification and labeling as dangerous substances or goods, please refer to our corresponding Material Safety Data Sheet.