1,2-Butylene carbonate

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1,2-Butylene carbonate
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Names
Preferred IUPAC name
4-Ethyl-1,3-dioxolan-2-one
Other names
1,2-Butanediol carbonate
2-Oxo-4-ethyl-1,3-dioxolane
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChemSpider
ECHA InfoCard 100.216.269
Properties
C5H8O3
Molar mass 116.12 g·mol−1
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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1,2-Butylene carbonate is an organic compound with formula C
5
H
8
O
3
, or (H5C2)(C2H3)(CO3). It is a double ester with the carbonate functional group bonded to both free ends of the 1,2-butylene group. It is also an heterocyclic compound with a five-membered ring, and can be seen as a derivative of dioxolane, specifically 4-ethyl-1,3-dioxolan-2-one.

1,2-Butylene carbonate is a polar aprotic solvent, which has been considered for electric battery applications (as a cheaper alternative to ionic liquids) and many other uses.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Jacek Kumełan, Dirk Tuma, Sergey P. Verevkin and Gerd Maurer (2008), Solubility of Hydrogen in the Cyclic Alkylene Ester 1,2-Butylene Carbonate. J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2008, 53 (12), pp 2844–2850. doi:10.1021/je800583r.