Supercritical carbon dioxide for the environmentally benign production of aliphatic polycarbonates

M. van Schilt, M. Kemmere, J. Keurentjes

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Abstract

The copolymerisation of CO2 with cyclohexene oxide (CHO) to poly(cyclohexene carbonate) (PCHC) has been studied. The phase behaviour of PCHC + CO2 + CHO mixtures has been experimentally determined and correlated using PC-SAFT. This study suggests that relatively high conversions can be obtained in systems using an excess of CHO. The phase behaviour data have also been used as a tool for the determination of composition during polymerisation. The phase behaviour and kinetic data on this system are addressed in a comprehensive manner. This has allowed for a technical and economic evaluation of the feasibility of such a process.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainable (Bio)Chemical Process Technology - Incorporating the 6th Intenational Conference on Process Intensification
EditorsP. Jansens, A. Stankiewicz, A. Green
Pages309-315
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005
EventSustainable (Bio)Chemical Process Technology - Incorporating the 6th Intenational Conference on Process Intensification - Delft, Netherlands
Duration: 27 Sep 200529 Sep 2005

Conference

ConferenceSustainable (Bio)Chemical Process Technology - Incorporating the 6th Intenational Conference on Process Intensification
Country/TerritoryNetherlands
CityDelft
Period27/09/0529/09/05

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