Propylene Carbonate

Propylene carbonate is a VOC-exempt {The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published a rule excluding propylene carbonate from the Federal definition of a VOC (40 C.F.R. § 51.100(s). State and local definitions may vary} clear polar solvent having high boiling and flash points, a low order of toxicity and a mild ether-like odor. It is stable under most conditions and is not hydroscopic or corrosive. It is particularly well suited for applications requiring a water white product or high purity. Examples would be cosmetics, electronics or where recycling of spent material will occur.

Chemical Name: Propylene Carbonate
Chemical Family: Organic Carbonate
Other Names:

• Arconate PC;
• Arconate Propylene Carbonate;
• Jeffsol Propylene Carbonate;
• Dioxolanone;
• 4-methyl,-1 3-dioxolan-2-one
• 1,2-Propanediolcyclic carbonte
CAS No:  108-32-7
Chemical Formula:  C4H6O3


• Cleaning chemicals
• CO2 extraction solvent
• Electrolyte in lithium batteries
• Foundry binder catalyst
• It can be used as an isocyanate and unsaturated polyester resin cleanup solvent
• Polar additive for clay gellants
• Propylene Carbonate is a cyclic carbonate that reacts with amines to form carbamates, undergoes hydroxy alkylation and transesterification`
• Textile dye carrier
• Viscosity reducer in coatings.

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