Solvent for many polymers and resins, plasticisers, rubbers and textiles.Ethylene carbonate is used as a polar solvent and a high permittivity component of electrolytes in lithium batteries. It finds application in surface coatings, dyes, fibers and plastics. It is also used as a plasticizer and as a precursor to vinylene carbonate. Further, it is used in the preparation of dimethyl carbonate, which acts as a useful solvent and a mild methylating agent.
Miscible (40%) with water, alcohol ethyl acetate, benzene and chloroform. Soluble in ether, n-Butanol, and carbon tetrachloride.Soluble in water, n-butanol, ethyl acetate, benzene, carbon tetrachloride, ether and chloroform. Insoluble in gasoline and turpentine oil.
Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents, acids, bases and reducing agents. Store in a cool place.
|35° to 37°C|
|Miscible (40%) with water, alchohol ethyl acetate, benzene and chloroform; Soluble in ether, n-Butanol, and carbon tetrachloride|
|244° to 245°C|
Safety and Handling
GHS H Statement
Causes skin irritation.
Causes serious eye irritation.
May cause respiratory irritation.
GHS P Statement
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
RTECSNumber : FF9550000
TSCA : TSCA