Propylene Carbonate

Basic Information

Chemical name: propylene glycol carbonate, propylene carbonate

In fact, the Chinese standard name for Propylene Carbonate is not “propylene carbonate”, but we know from the structure that there is no unsaturated bond of “alkene” (only the carbonoxy double bond of the ester), and it is cyclic! This is because the term “propylene” means both “propylene” and “propylidene”, and the term “propylene carbonate” does not reflect this structure.

The reason for this is that the word “propylene” means both “propylene” and “propylidene”, and the term “propylene carbonate” does not reflect this structure. “I’m think that the Chinese version of Propylene Carbonate is based on the meaning of the word without understanding its structure, but it has gradually become a mainstream term on the Internet.

Normally speaking, Propylene Carbonate can be translated as propylidene carbonate, propylene glycol carbonate and propylene glycol carbonate. The latter 1,2-propanediol carbonate, or 4-methyl-2,5-dioxolan-1-one, etc.

Properties and Uses

Molecular formula: C4H6O3

Colorless, odorless, or light yellow transparent liquid, soluble in water and carbon tetrachloride, miscible with ether, acetone, benzene, etc. It is an excellent polar solvent. It is an excellent polar solvent.

This product is mainly used in polymer operation, gas separation process and electrochemistry. It is especially used to absorb carbon dioxide from natural gas and ammonia feedstock of petrochemical plants, and can also be used as plasticizer, spinning solvent, olefin and aromatic extractant.

Characteristic molecular weight: 102.09
Physical properties: Appearance colorless transparent liquid
Melting point: -48.8 °C
Boiling point: 242°C
Flash point: 132°C
Relative density: 1.2069
Saturated steam pressure: 0.004kpa
Solubility:Soluble in water, miscible in acetone, alcohol, ether, benzene, ethyl acetate and other organic solvents.
Refractive index: 1.4189
Specific gravity: 1.189
Viscosity: 2.5mPa.s
Dielectric constant: 69c/v.m

Toxicological data: No toxicity was found in animal experiments with oral or dermal contact. Rat oral LD50 = 2,9000 mg/kg.

Used in the electronics industry as an excellent medium for high-energy batteries and capacitors, and in the polymer industry as a solvent and plasticizer for polymers.

It can also be used to remove carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide from natural gas and petroleum cracking gas. -Also used in the textile, printing and dyeing industries.

Packing: Packed in 200kg galvanized iron drums, or as required by customer. The cylinders should be stored in a cool, dry and well-ventilated place and placed vertically to avoid heat and sunlight.

Quality Indicators

Quality system conforms to ISO9001:2000 standards

IndexesSuperior GradeFirst GradeQualified Grade
Content99.90% min99.50% min99.0% min
Moisture200 ppm max0.10% max0.15% max
Chromaticity (Pt-Co)102040
Density (20°C)1.200±0.005 g/cm31.200±0.005 g/cm31.200±0.005 g/cm3
Cl1 ppm max
SO41 ppm max
K1 ppm max
Na1 ppm max
Ca1 ppm max
Fe1 ppm max
Pb1 ppm max

Packaging, Storage and Transportation

It is packed in galvanized iron drums or baking varnish drums with net weight 250±0.5kg per drum, or in ISO TANK or according to customer’s requirements.

The product should be stored in a cool, ventilated, dry place, away from fire, and stored and transported according to the general regulations for low-toxic chemicals.

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