Propylene carbonate

Propylene carbonate (PC) is an organic, aprotic solvent which is a colorless to slightly yellow liquid with a fruity odor. Its versatility is shown by the broad application range.


Propylene carbonate (PC) is a polar solvent which can be used with various coating and resin types. It also exhibits beneficial mineral wetting properties. Coating applications include:

  • Wire enamels based on polyesters
  • Polyurethanes
  • Polyesterimides
  • Epoxies
  • Phenol resins
  • Polyester polyols


PC broad use range includes:

  • Crop protection formulations
  • Paint stripping formulations
  • Textile production and cleaners
  • Pharmaceutical processing solvent
  • Foundry mold manufacture as a cure accelerator for silicate and phenol formaldehyde resins
CAS No.: 108-32-7