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Solvay S.A. is a Belgian chemical company founded in 1863, with its head office in Neder-Over-Heembeek, Brussels, Belgium.In 2012, it realized 9.94 billion € in revenues, 1.66 billion € of REBITDA, 40% of its sales in emerging high-growth countries, 90% of its sales in markets where it is ranked among the top three manufacturers. With 117 sites, Solvay employs 29,400 people in 55 countries. Wikipedia.

Fluoroalkyl alkyl carbonates and fluorosubstituted carbamates which are suitable as additives or solvents in lithium ion batteries are prepared from fluoroalkyl fluoroformates and the respective alcohol or amine. Methanol is the preferred alcohol, dimethylamine and diethylamine are preferred amines. Fluoromethyl methyl carbonate is the preferred compound to be produced. Fluoroalkyl fluoroformates can be prepared from aldehydes and carbonyl fluoride.

The presence of certain impurities in diphenyl sulfone have a deleterious effect on the properties of the poly(aryletherketone)s produced therein, including one or more of color, melt stability, molecular weight, crystallinity, etc. and here identify those impurities and provide processes for the recovery of the diphenyl sulfone.

Solvay Group | Date: 2016-01-08

In-situ solution mining method of an ore bed, particularly containing trona, which comprises exposing to a solvent an ore region inside a borehole drilled in the ore, and dissolving a desired solute within the exposed region to provide a liquor and create a voided undercut, such undercutting making the ore susceptible to gravitational loading and crushing. Unexposed ore falls into the undercut by gravity without breaking the ore roof resulting in exposure of fresh ore to the solvent and in preventing solvent exposure to contaminating material near the roof. The desired solute is eventually dissolved away in the entire bed from its floor up to its roof. Solvent injection may be delivered through a conduit positioned inside the borehole, and may be moved by retracting or perforating the conduit. The method may employ an advancing undercut initiated up-dip and traveling down-dip, or a retreating undercut initiated down-dip and traveling up-dip.

Solvay Group | Date: 2015-08-31

A polyarylene composition containing one or more polyarylenes and one or more sterically hindered phenolic stabilizers. The polyarylene composition has enhanced resistance to discoloration and degradation under thermal stress.

Solvay Group | Date: 2015-01-30

Parasiticidal aqueous suspension typically comprising from 1 to 15% by weight of silica and from 30 to 45% of alkali metal bicarbonate, and method for controlling the development of parasites on animals reared in buildings, according to which the animals environment in the building is brought into contact with this aqueous suspension.

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