Burridge, Elaine
January 2008
ICIS Chemical Business;1/21/2008, Vol. 273 Issue 3, p38
Trade Publication
The article offers facts about toluene di-isocyanate (TDI). The main use of TDI is in flexible polyurethane foam used in furniture, mattresses and car seats. The main route is the nitration of toluene to dinitrotoluene, followed by catalytic hydrogeneration to toluene diamine which is dissolved in an inert solvent and reacted with phosgene to produce TDI solution.


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