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Advantages of Using Dimethyl Carbonate as a Replacement in Formulations

A versatile, biodegradable, VOC-exempt option

What if you could reformulate your product line with a material that was not only better for the environment, but also your bottom line—without compromising safety, quality or performance? Many formulators are taking notice of an organic compound called dimethyl carbonate, often known by its acronym DMC. Manufactured as a clear, colorless liquid, DMC is attractive for its low evaporation rate, low density, low toxicity, mild odor and biodegradability.

DMC is not new, having been used for decades as a hydrocarbon replacement and methylating agent. In 2009, it began gaining new traction in the United States when it became exempt from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency restrictions on volatile organic compounds (VOCs), paving the way for gaining a reputation as an inherently safer, more resource-efficient green reagent. DMC is a material that is not only better for the environment, but also for your bottom line—without compromising safety, quality or performance.


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