Coatings, Adhesives, Resins
Dimethyl carbonate is an environmentally friendly solvent used to make coatings, adhesives, and cleaning agents. DMC is also used as a raw material for organic synthesis, and in reactions that include methylation, carbonylation, and carbomethoxylation. UBE is the sole manufacturer in Japan.
Dimethyl carbonate is used as an electrolyte in lithium ion batteries (LIB), which are experiencing a rapid increase in demand for use in notebook PCs and cell phones. Demand is also expected to grow for use in hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). UBE's high quality DMC is becoming the defacto standard for LIB electrolytes.
Life Science Chemicals
DMC is a clear colorless liquid synthesized from carbon monoxide and methanol as same as DMC by using UBE's proprietary nitrite technology, and used as a pharmaceutical intermediate. It is being employed as a raw material for organic synthesis reactions such as methylation, carbonylation, and carbomethoxylation. DMC is also used as an environmentally friendly solvent in cleaning agents.
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