Diethyl carbonate is a carbonate ester of carbonic acid and ethanol with the formula OC(OCH2CH3)2. At room temperature (25°C) diethyl carbonate is a clear liquid with a low flash point. Diethyl carbonate is used as a solvent such as in erythromycin intramuscular injections. It can be used as a component of electrolytes in lithium batteries.
Carbonic acid, diethyl ester
Carbonic Acid Diethyl Ester
anhydrous diethyl carbonate
Carbonic acid,diethyl ester
Appearance & Physical State
colourless liquid with a mild odour
Stable. Flammable. Incompatible with strong acids, strong bases, reducing agents, oxidizing agents. Protect from moisture.