When Water Meets Diisocyanates: A Hydrolysis Story
Because diisocyanates are highly reactive chemicals, you might wonder how they behave in the environment. Diisocyanates react rapidly with water in a process called hydrolysis. Learn more about what happens during the diisocyanate hydrolysis reaction for these incredible chemical building blocks for many of the products we use every day.
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Homogenous Hydrolysis of 4,4’-methylenediphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) in Water
Michael Neuland, Hans Allmendinger, Hans-Georg Pirkl, Robert J. West & Patrick M. Plehiers (2021), Toxicological & Environmental Chemistry. Available at https://doi.org/10.1080/02772248.2021.2009480