Kowa American Corporation


Dimethyl carbonate

Dimethyl carbonate (DMC) is used as a VOC-exempt solvent in many paints and coatings. It is a fast evaporating polar solvent and can replace esters, glycol ethers and ketones in formulations. DMC can be used as a methylating and carbonylating reagent in organic synthesis.


Purity(GC) 99.9% min
Methanol 0.05% max
Water Content 0.05% max
Flash point 63F
Boiling point 90℃
Freezing Point Negative 4℃(Handle like water)
Evaporation Rate(BuAc=1.0) 3.22


Features & Benefits


●Competitively priced vs MEK, MAK, Toluene
●Good solvency: works well in acrylics and alkyds
●Medium-fast evaporation rate
●Low MIR value: one of the lowest MIR value of any liquid chemical in commercial production
●Readily biodegradable with low potential to bio-accumulate or be persistent in the environment

Chemical Structure

Chemical Structure


CAS#: 616-38-6

EINECS#: 210-478-4


  • VOC Free Solvent


  • Adhesive
  • Paint & Coatings-Solventborne
  • Paint & Coatings-Waterborne
  • Protective Coatings