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Dimethyl carbonate

EC / List no.: 210-478-4

CAS no.: 616-38-6

Mol. formula: C3H6O3

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GHS02: Flammable

Danger! According to the harmonised classification and labelling (CLP00) approved by the European Union, this substance is a highly flammable liquid and vapour.

This substance is manufactured and/or imported in the European Economic Area in 100 000 - 1 000 000 tonnes per year.

This substance is used by consumers, in articles, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

This substance is used by consumers, in articles, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

Consumer Uses

This substance is used in the following products: coating products, air care products, biocides (e.g. disinfectants, pest control products), perfumes and fragrances, pharmaceuticals, polishes and waxes, washing & cleaning products and cosmetics and personal care products.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use as processing aid, outdoor use as processing aid, outdoor use in long-life materials with low release rate (e.g. metal, wooden and plastic construction and building materials) and indoor use in long-life materials with low release rate (e.g. flooring, furniture, toys, construction materials, curtains, foot-wear, leather products, paper and cardboard products, electronic equipment).

Article service life

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures, in processing aids at industrial sites and in the production of articles.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use as processing aid, outdoor use as processing aid, outdoor use in long-life materials with low release rate (e.g. metal, wooden and plastic construction and building materials) and indoor use in long-life materials with low release rate (e.g. flooring, furniture, toys, construction materials, curtains, foot-wear, leather products, paper and cardboard products, electronic equipment).
This substance can be found in complex articles, with no release intended: electrical batteries and accumulators.
This substance can be found in products with material based on: plastic (e.g. food packaging and storage, toys, mobile phones).

Widespread uses by professional workers

This substance is used in the following products: coating products, pH regulators and water treatment products, laboratory chemicals and adhesives and sealants.
This substance is used in the following areas: scientific research and development and health services.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: chemicals, machinery and vehicles and furniture.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use (e.g. machine wash liquids/detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners), outdoor use as processing aid and indoor use in close systems with minimal release (e.g. cooling liquids in refrigerators, oil-based electric heaters).

Formulation or re-packing

This substance is used in the following products: pharmaceuticals, pH regulators and water treatment products, laboratory chemicals, polymers, plant protection products, adhesives and sealants and coating products.
This substance has an industrial use resulting in manufacture of another substance (use of intermediates).
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures, in processing aids at industrial sites, as processing aid, for thermoplastic manufacture, manufacturing of the substance, as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates) and formulation in materials.

Uses at industrial sites

This substance is used in the following products: pharmaceuticals, coating products, pH regulators and water treatment products, polymers, laboratory chemicals, adhesives and sealants, plant protection products and fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay.
This substance has an industrial use resulting in manufacture of another substance (use of intermediates).
This substance is used in the following areas: formulation of mixtures and/or re-packaging.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: chemicals, plastic products, machinery and vehicles and furniture.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: in processing aids at industrial sites, as processing aid, for thermoplastic manufacture, as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates), of substances in closed systems with minimal release and formulation of mixtures.

Manufacture

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: manufacturing of the substance, formulation of mixtures, in processing aids at industrial sites, as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates), as processing aid and for thermoplastic manufacture.

The InfoCard summarises the non-confidential data on substances as held in the databases of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), including data provided by third parties. The InfoCard is automatically generated. Information requirements under different legislative frameworks may therefore not be up–to–date or complete. Substance manufacturers and importers are responsible for consulting official publications. This InfoCard is covered by the ECHA Legal Disclaimer.

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