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Propylene Carbonate

Propylene Carbonate

Propylene Carbonate is a colorless liquid widely used in various industries. It serves as a solvent for chemical reactions, particularly in the manufacturing of specialty chemicals. Propylene Carbonate is also utilized as an electrolyte solvent in lithium-ion batteries due to its high dielectric constant and stability. In the coatings and paints industry, it acts as a coalescing agent, promoting film formation. Additionally, it finds applications as a solvent in pharmaceutical formulations and as an ingredient in personal care products, including cosmetics and skincare items.

 

Chemical Formula:

C₄H₆O₃

CAS Number:

108-32-7

Synonyms:

4-Methyl-1,3-dioxolan-2-one, 1,2-Propanediol cyclic carbonate

Characteristics

Molar Weight

102.09 g/mol

Melting Point

-49 °C (-56 °F)

Boiling Point

241.9 °C (467.4 °F)

Solubility

Miscible with water and many organic solvents

Density

1.205 g/cm³

Forms

Colorless liquid

Odor

USES AND APPLICATIONS

Key applications

  • Solvent for chemical reactions and synthesis
  • Electrolyte solvent for lithium-ion batteries
  • Coalescing agent in coatings and paints
  • Solvent for pharmaceutical formulations
  • Ingredient in personal care products, such as cosmetics and skincare

Industries

  • Chemical manufacturing
  • Electronics
  • Coatings and paints
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Personal care products

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