Process for the preparation of polycarbonates

M.L.J. Frijns (Inventor), R. Duchateau (Inventor), C.E. Koning (Inventor)

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The invention relates to a process for the preparation of polycarbonates from oxiranes and CO2 characterized in that the polymerization is carried out in a single step in the presence of a chain transfer agent. Preferred chain transfer agents are polyols. The invention also relates to branched polycarbonates that have functional hydroxyl endgroups.
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberEP2112187
Publication statusPublished - 28 Oct 2009

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    Frijns, M. L. J., Duchateau, R., & Koning, C. E. (2009). Process for the preparation of polycarbonates. (Patent No. EP2112187).