Propylene Carbonate is a cyclic carbonate ester derived from propylene oxide.

This polar aprotic solvent is an effective substitute of more hazardous traditional solvents such as MEK, methylene chloride, toluene, acetone, NMP, and perchloroethylene (PCE).

The Propylene Carbonate has a combination of properties including high solubility, stability, low toxicity and high boiling point – which makes it a sought-after ingredient in various applications such as in the manufacturing of coatings and inks, adhesives, surface cleaners, degreasers, strippers; as well as electrolytic solvent in lithium-ion batteries, in the removal of carbon dioxide from natural gas right up to personal care & cosmetics formulations.

It is classified as EPA VOC exemption.

Duro Kimia is the key supplier of Propylene Carbonate in Malaysia.


  • High solvent strength

  • Low toxicity

  • Polar aprotic solvent

  • Solubility and stability

  • Thermal stability – high boiling and high flash point


  • Lithium-Ion Batteries
    As a solvent of Li-Ion batteries, its high dielectric constant and stability makes it ideal for enhancing the performance and safety of rechargeable batteries.
  • Cosmetics and Personal Care Products
    Aiding in the formulation of skincare products, nail polish removers, and hair care items due to its strong solvent capabilities.

  • Paints and Coatings
    Serves as a valuable component in paints and coatings due to its ability to dissolve various resins. It contributes to the formulation of coatings with enhanced adhesion, flexibility, and durability.

  • Chemical Synthesis
    Its solvent strength and versatility allows it to be employed in diverse applications, ranging from chemical reactions to extraction processes.

  • Gas Sweetening Agent
    Propylene carbonate is used as a selective solvent for the removal of hydrogen sulfide (H₂S) and carbon dioxide (CO₂) from natural gas and other hydrocarbon streams, a process known as gas sweetening.

  • Textile Dye Carrier & Cleaner

  • Polar Additive for Clay Gellants

  • Foundry Binder Catalysts

  • Paint Stripper

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