Dimethyl Carbonate

Dimethyl carbonate is an environmentally friendly solvent used to make coatings, adhesives, and cleaning agents. DMC is also used as a raw material for organic synthesis, and in reactions that include methylation, carbonylation, and carbomethoxylation. Dimethyl carbonate is also used as an electrolyte in lithium ion batteries.


Molar Weight90.078 g/mol
Melting Point2 °C
Boiling Point90 °C
Flash Point17°C
Density1.069 g/cc
FormsLiquid (clear), Colourless

Uses and Applications

Key applications

  • Printing & Inks
  • Ink, toner and colourant
  • Ceramics
  • Adhesives and Sealants
  • Solvents


  • Coatings & Construction
  • Chemical Processing

Synonyms: DMC, Carbonic Acid Dimethyl Ester

Chemical Formula: C3H6O3

CAS Number: 616-38-6