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Ethylene carbonate

  Ethylene carbonate, also called 1,3-dioxolan-2-one and ethylene glycol carbonate, is an organic chemical, an ester of ethylene glycol and carbonic acid. At room temperature (25 °C) Ethylene carbonate is a transparent crystal-like solid. In the liquid state (Melting point 34-37 °C) it is a colorless odorless liquid. The boiling point of Ethylene carbonate is 246.7 °C. It is flammable. It is chemically stable. Its CAS number is [96-49-1] and its SMILES structure is O=C1OCCO1.

Ethylene carbonate is used as a polar solvent. It can be used as a high permittivity component of electrolytes in lithium batteries.

Ethylene carbonate is also used as plasticizer.

See also propylene carbonate.

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