1,3-Dimethyl-2-imidazolidinone (DMI) is used as an aprotic solvent. It is colourless, transparent, highly polar and has high thermal and chemical stability.

DMI has a boiling point of 225 °C, a flash point of 120 °C and a melting point of 8.2 °C. DMI has excellent solvating ability for both inorganic and organic compounds.

DMI can is used in a variety of applications including detergents, dyestuffs, electronic materials and in the manufacture of polymers. In many applications, it is a suitable replacement for the carcinogenic solvent HMPA.


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