Polyols from Urethane Alcohols

Title: USE OF URETHANE ALCOHOLS FOR PREPARATION OF POLYETHER POLYOLS

 Number/Link: WO2015075057

Applicant/Assignee: Bayer

Publication date: 28-05-2015

Gist”: Urethane alcohols prepared from cyclocarbonates are used as starters for polyether polyols

Why it is interesting: Urethane diols are prepared by reacting cyclic carbonates like ethylene- or propylene carbonate with an alkanolamine like e.g. ethanolamine. The alcohols are then further reacted with propylene oxide and/or ethylene oxide to make polyether polyols, useful for the production of flexible foams a.o.  No comparison of the properties of these polyols (or of the resulting foams), with ‘conventional’ polyether polyols, is given. The only advantage (at least for Bayer) being that the polyols are partly based on cyclocarbonates which are by-products of the polycarbonate polyol production.

A Urethane Alcohol

A Urethane Alcohol

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