Diphenyl Carbonate (a.k.a. DPC, Phenyl Carbonate) is a phenol derivative, classified as an acyclic carbonate ester. It appears as a white crystalline solid, insoluble in water, but soluble in acetone, hot alcohol, benzene, carbon tetrachloride, ether, glacial acetic acid and other organic solvents. The main production route of DPC is the phosgenation of phenol, in the presence of catalysts of salts of Aluminum, Titanium, Tin, Zinc, or Iron. Another possible route, one that is being studied and otimized, is the oxidative carbonylation of phenol, carried out in the presence of paladium compounds.
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