IUPAC Name: (4-Methyl-1,3-dioxolan-2-one)
Methyl is a one carbon atom, which is represented by CH3; which means Methyl.
One stands for ketone, which is represented by a double bonded O.Dioxolan-2 represents the ring.
Is this chemical safe? (MSDS Information):
Toxicity: Propylene Carbonate is very hazardous if it is in contact with your skin; making your skin very irritant. Also, very dangerous in case of ingestion, eye contact or even inhalation.
Important points for handling: Keep propylene carbonate away from heat and any sources of ignition. Make sure you close the container that the chemical is composed in. It is also key to ground all the equipment containing the material. Do not breathe or inhale any gas, fumes or even vapors. Wear suitable and protecting equipment and clothing.
Fire/Flammability: Will be combustible at a high temperature. The auto ignition temperature is at 510 degrees Celsius and at 950 degrees Fahrenheit. The products of combustion are carbon oxides.
Health Hazards: Hazardous in case of skin contact, eye contact, ingestion or inhalation.
Boiling Point: 240 degrees Celsius.
Melting Point: -5 degrees Celsius.
Propylene carbonate is not harmful or hazardous by any means when transported by air.
Health: Slightly hazardous.
Fire: Over 200 degrees Fahrenheit slightly combustible.
Reactivity: Propylene carbonate is very stable.
Other important points:
Propylene Carbonate is a clear and odorless solvent.
Has a high boiling point.
Propylene Carbonate is used in a variety of other products as well as nail polish remover such as, makeup, lipstick, eye shadow, and even mascara.
It's main use is to dissolve other substances.