Symmetrical fatty dialkyl carbonates make a group of chemicals that has great potential
for applications as phase change materials (PCMs). In this study, various parameters
affecting synthesis of these carbonates are studied on laboratory scale, which includes:
reactants ratio, reaction temperature and time, and the amount of catalyst used. Structures
of the desired products are identified using FTIR and NMR spectroscopy. Differential
scanning calorimetry (DSC) analysis is used for determining potential of the synthesized
symmetrical fatty dialkyl carbonates as PCMs for energy-saving applications.