diphenyl carbonate

diphenyl carbonate

[dī¦fen·əl ′kär·bə‚nāt]
(organic chemistry)
(C6H5O)2CO Easily hydrolyzed, white crystals, melting at 78°C; soluble in organic solvents, insoluble in water; used as a solvent, plasticizer, and chemical intermediate.
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Generally, polycarbonate diols are generally made from 1,6-hexanediol and phosgene or by transesterification with low MW carbonates like diethyl or diphenyl carbonate. In general, a homopolyester diol with a molecular weight of 2000 or more is a crystalline material with a melting temperature of about 50-60[degrees]C, whereas a copolyester diol prepared from an acid and two or more diols has no crystallinity.
Japan-based Asahi Kasei Chemicals (AKC) is planning to build a new validation plant at the Mizushima manufacturing complex at Kurashiki, for its newly developed diphenyl carbonate (DPC) production process.