Issue Date: December 19, 2011
Shell To Scale Up Diphenyl Carbonate
Shell Chemicals is building a 500-metric-ton-per-day facility on Jurong Island, Singapore, to demonstrate its process for making diphenyl carbonate. Diphenyl carbonate is reacted with bisphenol A to produce polycarbonate. The process is an alternative to making polycarbonate out of bisphenol A and the toxic gas phosgene.
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