Propylene Carbonate also knows as cyclic propylene carbonate, is an organic chemical with a high boiling point. It is derived from propylene glycol and it can be used especially as a solvent. This chemical has a low order of toxicity and it is stable. Under most conditions is not corrosive, although it is flammable.


  • Low toxicity levels
  • Good conductivity
  • Goog viscosity values


  • As a Solvent
  • Cosmetics such as lipsticks, skin cleansing products, eyeshadows, mascara.
  • Cleaners
  • Degreasers

Safety and Handling Rules 

Propylene Carbonate has a low order of toxicity, but personal precaution is needed when using it. It is flammable so it must be kept away from heat, sparks, or fire. Even though this product by itself is not dangerous, you must be careful while combining it with an acid, base, metal, or an oxide salt since it decomposes and liberates CO2.

RESPONSE: If skin contact: wash the area with plenty of cold water and the cover skin with antibacterial cream. If inhaled, take the victim to a well-ventilated area. If swollen, loosen tight clothing such as belt, collar, tie, and if the victim is not breathing contact medical attention.

Key Physical Characteristics

AppearanceClear and substantially free of suspended matterST-30.1
Color, Pt-Co40 maxST-30.12
Propylene Carbonate, wt. %199.7 min.ST-35.114
Water, wt. %20.10 max.ST-31.53
Propylene Carbonate E0526Drum