Dimethyl Carbonate (DMC) 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.

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