Dimethyl Carbonate (DMC) is an organic clear and colorless liquid with a slightly sweet odor.
- CAS #: 616-38-6
- EINECS #: 210-478-4
- Synonyms: Carbonic Acid Dimethyl Ester; DMC
- Formula: C3H6O3
Dimethyl Carbonate is an organic clear and colorless liquid with a slightly sweet odor. Dimethyl Carbonate ( is flammable with a flash point of 64 °F. DMC also freezes at the same temperature as water, 32 °F. Dimethyl Carbonate (DMC) is volatile with a high evaporation rate. DMC is typically used to replace Ethanol, Ethyl Acetate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Methyl Ethyl Ketone, Methyl Isobutyl Ketone and Methyl Propyl Ketone.
- UN: 1161
- ERG: 129
- Class: 3
- Packing Group: II
Dimethyl Carbonate is most commonly used in inks, coatings and paint as a VOC-exempt solvent. Dimethyl Carbonate is also used as a fuel oxygenate additive and is commonly found in many bio-fuels. Other applications for DMC include adhesives and aerosol sprays.
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