Dual-catalytic depolymerization of polyethylene terephthalate (PET)

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  • 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
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