Low Viscosity Polyester Polyols

Patent Title: LOW VISCOSITY POLYOLS FOR POLYURETHANE APPLICATIONS

Number/Link: WO2019/010018

Applicant/Assignee: Stepan

Publication Date: 10 January 2019

“Gist”: Polyester polyol containing lactide

Why it is interesting:  The invention relates to low viscosity polyester polyols for use in crosslinked polyurethane coating compositions. The polyols are prepared from a polycarboxylic acid, one or more polyols and 5-35% lactide. In an example adipic acid is reacted with lactide, neopentyl glycol and trimethylolpropane. Coatings made from these polyols are said to have improved hardness and solvent resistance and a low VOC content.

lactide

Lactide

Flexible Foams with Reduced Aldehyde Emissions

Patent Title: POLYURETHANE FOAMS HAVING LOW LEVELS OF ALDEHYDE EMISSIONS

 Number/Link: WO2018/145283

Applicant/Assignee:   Dow

Publication date: 16 August 2018

Gist”: Cyclic 1,3-diketones are used as aldehyde scavengers

Why it is interesting: Aldehyde emissions from flexible polyurethane foams (and many other materials) remain an issue and have been discussed a number of times before in this blog.  The current invention is about the use of cyclic 1,3-diketones as scavengers for both fomaldehyde and acetaldehyde in flexible foam formulations.  Diketones like (e.g.) 5-phenylcyclohexane-1,3-dione, 5,5-dimethylcyclohexane-1,3-dione and 1H-indene-1,3(2H)-dione are blended with the polyol component and react with the aldehydes during foam cure.

DMCHD

5,5-dimethylcyclohexane-1,3-dione

Phosgene-Free Polyisocyanate with PDMS Backbone

Patent Title: MULTI-FUNCTIONAL CARBAMATE HAVING SOFT-SEGMENTS, POLYISOCYANATE OBTAINED VIA SUBSEQUENT NON-PHOSGENE SYNTHESIS METHODS, URETHANE PREPOLYMER AND ELASTOMERIC URETHANE HAVING SOFT-SEGMENTS DERIVED THEREFROM, AND PREPARATION METHOD THEREOF

 Number/Link: US20180186918

Applicant/Assignee:  Great Eastern Resins Industrial

Publication date: 5 July 2018

Gist”: Biscarbamate with PDMS softblock backbone is heat-cracked into diisocyanates

Why it is interesting: The invention relates to isocyanate-capped “softblock” siloxanyl prepared without using phosgene and polyurethanes derived therefrom. The invention is accomplished by reacting relatively high MW polydimethylsiloxanediamines with diphenylcarbonate.  The resulting biscarbamate is heated under reduced pressure to produce the diisocyanate and to remove the phenol by-product.  The isocyanates can be reacted with polyols and/or chain extenders to produce highly hydrophobic polyurethanes with low surface tension and good chemical resistance.

biscarbamate

Biscarbamate with PDMS backbone