Synthesis and Application of Carbonated Fatty Acid Esters from Carbon Dioxide Including a Life Cycle Analysis
Dr. Benjamin Schäffner, Dr. Matthias Blug, Dr. Daniela Kruse, Dr. Mykola Polyakov, Dr. Angela Köckritz, Dr. Andreas Martin, Dr. Prasanna Rajagopalan, Dr. Ursula Bentrup, Prof. Dr. Angelika Brückner, Dr. Sebastian Jung, Dr. David Agar, Bettina Rüngeler, Prof. Dr. Andreas Pfennig, Dr. Karsten Müller, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Arlt, Dr. Benjamin Woldt, Dr. Michael Graß and Prof. Dr. Stefan Buchholz
Article first published online: 11 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201301115
Softening CO2: CO2 is used in combination with epoxidized fatty acid esters to synthesize new polyvinyl chloride plasticizers. A life cycle analysis study shows CO2 saving compared with the benchmark diisononyl phthalate; this mostly results from the use of biomass and not from the utilization of CO2.