Dual-catalytic depolymerization of polyethylene terephthalate (PET)

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External organisations

  • University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

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
JournalPolymer Chemistry
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 20 Feb 2020

Keywords

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