517135 Aldrich

Diethyl carbonate

anhydrous, ≥99%



Related Categories Alternative Energy, Building Blocks, Carbonates, Carbonyl Compounds, Chemical Synthesis,
grade   anhydrous
vapor density   4.1 (vs air)
vapor pressure   10 mmHg ( 23.8 °C)
  59 mmHg ( 37.8 °C)
assay   ≥99%
impurities   <0.002% water
  <0.005% water (100 mL)
refractive index   n20/D 1.384(lit.)
bp   126-128 °C(lit.)
mp   −43 °C(lit.)
solubility   water: insoluble
density   0.975 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)



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Diethyl carbonate may be used in the following studies:
• Synthesis of β-enamino esters.
• Synthesis of carbamates and unsymmetrical alkyl carbonates, via reaction with aliphatic amines or alcohols by using a hybrid organic-inorganic material prepared by anchoring TBD to MCM-41 silica.
• As solvent in ruthenium catalyzed direct functionalisation of arene C-H bonds by aryl halides.
• To compose the commercial liquid electrolyte for lithium ion batteries.
• Homogeneous alkoxycarbonylation of cellulose.

General description

Diethyl carbonate is an dialkylcarbonate. The synthesis of diethyl carbonate (DEC) from urea and ethanol has been investigated.

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Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Signal word 
Hazard statements 
Precautionary statements 
UN 2366 3 / PGIII
WGK Germany 
Flash Point(F) 
77 °F
Flash Point(C) 
25 °C
Protocols & Articles


Complex Hydrides: A New Category of Solid-state Lithium Fast-ion Conductors

Research and development of solid-state lithium fast-ion conductors is crucial because they can be potentially used as solid electrolytes in all-solid-state batteries, which may solve the safety and ...
Motoaki Matsuo,1 Hiroyuki Oguchi,1,2 Hideki Maekawa,2 Hitoshi Takamura,2Shin-ichi Orimo,1*
Material Matters Volume 5 Article 4
Keywords: Calorimetry, Deposition, Diffraction, Diffusion, Melting, Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, Search, Spectra, Spectroscopy, Substitutions, Support, X-Ray diffraction, transformation

Electrode Materials for Lithium Ion Batteries

In 2010, the rechargeable lithium ion battery market reached ~$11 billion and continues to grow.1 Current demand for lithium batteries is dominated by the portable electronics and power tool industri...
Kinson C. Kam and Marca M. Doeff
Material Matters, 2012 v7, n4
Keywords: Applications, Atomic absorption spectroscopy, Automotive, Degradations, Electronics, Industries, Ion Exchange, Legal, Oxidations, Precipitation, Purification, Reductions, Renewable energy, Search, Substitutions

Electrolyte Reagents for Lithium-Ion Batteries

Introduction Battery grade electrolytes Solvents and additives Preparation of customized battery grade electrolyte solutions Materials References
Dr. Koji Abe
Advanced Energy Materials R&D Center, Chemicals Company, UBE Industries, Ltd.
Keywords: Acid value, Industries, Solvents

Nanostructured Olivine-based Cathode Materials for Lithium-ion Batteries

Vishwanathan Ramar and Palani Balaya* Department of Mechanical Engineering National University of Singapore, Singapore-117576 *Email:
Vishwanathan Ramar, Palani Balaya
Material Matters, 2016, 11.1, 23
Keywords: Diffraction, Microscopy, Nanomaterials, Oxidations, Redox Reactions, Reductions, Renewable energy, Scanning electron microscopy, Solvents, Substitutions, Transmission electron microscopy, X-Ray diffraction

Olivine-Type Cathode Materials for Lithium-Ion Batteries

Izumi Taniguchi Department of Chemical Engineering Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology 12-1, Ookayama-2, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8552, Japan Email: taniguchi.i.aa@m...
Keywords: Atomic absorption spectroscopy, Deposition, Diffraction, Microscopy, Precipitation, Redox Reactions, Reductions, Scanning electron microscopy, Sol-gel, Spectroscopy, Transmission electron microscopy, X-Ray diffraction

Scaling Up High-Energy Cathode Materials for Electric Vehicles

Young Ho Shin, Ozgenur Kahvecioglu Feridun, Gregory Krumdick Materials Engineering Research Facility, Energy Systems Division, Argonne National Laboratory 9700 S. Cass Avenue, Argonne, IL, 60439 Emai...
Keywords: Crystallization, Diffraction, Lithiations, Microscopy, Oxidations, Precipitation, Scanning electron microscopy, X-Ray diffraction

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