Dimethyl Carbonate (DMC) is a colorless, fast evaporating VOC-exempt solvent. DMC has substantial polar nature, and moderate h-bonding strength effective in replacing esters, glycol ethers and ketones in formulations. It also has low toxicity, an unobjectionable methanol type odor and low skin irritation. DMC is useful in acrylics, urethane and alkyd systems as a co-solvent.
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. DMC can be used as a methylating and carbonylating reagent in organic synthesis. Because of its high oxygen content, DMC can be used as a fuel additive.