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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Synthesis of Some Organic Carbonates Derived from Fatty Acid Ester Polyols and Also Long-Chain Alcohols

item Kenar, James

Submitted to: Great Lakes Regional American Chemical Society Symposium
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: June 2, 2003
Publication Date: June 2, 2003
Citation: Kenar, J.A. 2003. Synthesis of some organic carbonates derived from fatty acid ester polyols and also long-chain alcohols [Abstract]. Great Lakes Regional American Chemical Society Symposium. p.114.

Technical Abstract: Oleochemical derivatives from vegetable oils represent renewable raw materials that are firmly established components in many industrial products. Their use is of continued interest to many researchers and the development of novel oleochemicals with unique chemical and physical properties is integral to extend the uses obtainable from these materials. This work examines the synthesis of organic carbonates starting from oleate and linoleate esters. Epoxidation of the unsaturated sites in these oleate and linoleate esters, hydrolysis to the corresponding polyol, followed by dialkyl carbonate interchange reaction gave the desired carbonate compounds. Preparation of these carbonates from the starting epoxide ring was also examined. The dialkyl carbonate interchange reaction between diethyl carbonate and several long-chain and Guerbet alcohols to synthesize their corresponding dialkyl carbonates will also be presented.

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