Propylene Carbonate (PC) is used in isocyanate (PMDI) wood binders and adhesives, urethane coatings, elastomers, lithium batteries, synthetic fibers and household cleaners.


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SDS - Safety Data Sheet
PSB - Product Stewardship Bulletin

Product Data and Technical Information

Corporate Statement

Propylene carbonate (PC) is a VOC-exempt* clear polar solvent having high boiling and flash points, a low order of toxicity and a mild ether-like odor. It is stable under most conditions and is not hydroscopic or corrosive. PC is particularly well suited for applications requiring a water white product or high purity.

Benefits & Applications

PC is compatible with isocyanates and is used as a reactive diluent to reduce cost and to improve handling and processing properties in a variety of applications. A more recently discovered application for propylene carbonate is in rechargeable lithium batteries. Eighty percent of a rechargeable lithium battery is a filler, which is propylene carbonate. PC also has numerous applications in the textile and synthetic fiber industries which utilize its outstanding solvency and reactivity.

Prohibited Applications of Propylene Carbonate

The use of LyondellBasell Propylene Carbonate in the following applications is prohibited:

- Pharmaceutical excipient

Chemical Category

Esters, Carbonates