Dual-catalytic depolymerization of polyethylene terephthalate (PET)

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  • University of Birmingham

Abstract

Limiting our plastic waste and finding greener, more sustainable solutions for disposal is currently an environmental priority. Polyethylene terephthalate (PET), one of the more prominent single-use plastics, has recently been under investigation for chemical recycling as a means to ameliorate the environmental impact. This work reports a dual-catalytic approach to the chemical recycling of PET, aiming to combine inexpensive, readily available Lewis acid–base pairs to exhibit cooperative catalytic activity.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1450-1453
Number of pages4
JournalPolymer Chemistry
Volume11
Issue number8
Early online date17 Feb 2020
Publication statusPublished - 28 Feb 2020

Keywords

  • depolymerization, PET, polyethylene terephthalate, plastic, sustainable polymers, catalytic activity