Submitted to: World Congress International Society for Fat Research
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/15/2003
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: Vegetable oils, their derivatives, and glycerin 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. Functionalizing these materials to produce organic carbonates are one such way to derive these renewable raw materials. Accordingly, this work examines the dialkyl carbonate interchange reaction between various carbonates such as diethyl carbonate and renewable raw materials and their derivatives containing the hydroxyl functionality to produce materials possessing the carbonate functionality. The synthesis of these compounds, physical properties, and potential uses will be discussed.