Shell To Scale Up Diphenyl Carbonate | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 89 Issue 51 | p. 22 | Concentrates
Issue Date: December 19, 2011

Shell To Scale Up Diphenyl Carbonate

Department: Business
Keywords: polycarbonate, phosgene, bisphenol A
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Credit: Shell
Shell’s diphenyl carbonate process development facility in Houston. DPC is a polycarbonate intermediate.
 
Credit: Shell

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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