Ethyl methyl carbonate (EMC) has been found to be a suitable cosolvent, along with three other carbonate solvents, for incorporation into electrolytes to enhance the low-temperature performance of rechargeable lithium-ion electrochemical cells.
Ethyl methyl carbonate is an asymmetric aliphatic carbonate, and, as noted in the first of the two immediately preceding articles, asymmetric carbonates confer certain benefits.
Tthe asymmetric carbonates were formed in situ, in reactions catalyzed by lithium alkoxide additives. In contrast, the present finding that Ethyl methyl carbonate is a suitable cosolvent was made by following a different approach; namely, formulating the electrolyte solvents to include an asymmetric aliphatic carbonate Ethyl methyl carbonate in the first place.
As ethylene carbonate is a highly polar solvent and dissolves large amount of electrolyte, it is mainly used in lithium batteries electrolyte solution.
It can also readily dissolve polymers leading to use as a release agent and detergent. Carbonate esters such as dimethyl carbonate (DMC), ethyl methyl carbonate (EMC) and diethyl carbonate (DEC) are widely used as electrolyte solvents in a lithium-ion battery (LIB) and are considered as one of potential fire causes
The Global EV battery Ethyl methyl carbonate market accounted for $XX Billion in 2022 and is anticipated to reach $XX Billion by 2030, registering a CAGR of XX% from 2023 to 2030.
Indorama Ventures and Capchem evaluate proposed carbonate solvents plant to supply North American Ethyl methyl carbonate market
Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL), a global sustainable chemical company, has entered into a non-binding agreement with Capchem Technology USA Inc.
(Capchem USA) to study the opportunity to build and operate a world-class lithium-ion battery solvents plant at one of IVL’s petrochemical facilities in the U.S. Gulf Coast.
The proposed plant will supply the lithium-ion batteries industry in North America, which is boosted by significant growth in the development of electric vehicles (EV).
The proposed facility will produce ethylene carbonate and its chemical derivatives, which are essential components of the electrolytes solutions used in lithium-ion batteries.
IVL’s Integrated Oxides and Derivatives (IOD) segment and Capchem USA, a subsidiary of Shenzhen Capchem Technology Co., Ltd., will study the proposal to develop and operate the plant.
Capchem is a global leading company in lithium-ion battery chemicals. A new plant would significantly benefit the North American lithium-ion battery market, which currently depends on imports from Asia amid potential for accelerated growth in the EV industry.
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