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One step conversion of waste polyethylene to Cr3C2 nanorods and Cr2AlC particles under mild conditions

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Abstract

The resource utilization of waste plastic can solve the problems of energy shortage and environment pollution simultaneously to achieve sustainable development. Preparation of carbides using waste plastic as a carbon resource is an effective way to recycle waste plastic. In this paper, we have synthesized Cr3C2 nanorods utilizing waste polyethylene (PE), Cr2O3 and metallic Mg at 800 °C in a stainless-steel autoclave. The Cr3C2 nanorods have lengths up to tens of micrometers and a stem diameter of about 100 nm. By a similar procedure, Cr2AlC particles can also be synthesized by using waste PE as a carbon source. Furthermore, the possible formation mechanisms of carbides have been proposed.

Graphical abstract: One step conversion of waste polyethylene to Cr3C2 nanorods and Cr2AlC particles under mild conditions

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The article was received on 15 Aug 2018, accepted on 10 Oct 2018 and first published on 10 Oct 2018


Article type: Research Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8QI00856F
Citation: Inorg. Chem. Front., 2018,5, 2893-2897
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    One step conversion of waste polyethylene to Cr3C2 nanorods and Cr2AlC particles under mild conditions

    L. Wang, W. Dai, K. Zhang, T. Mei, H. Zhuang, S. Song, S. Yang, Q. Zhou and Y. Qian, Inorg. Chem. Front., 2018, 5, 2893
    DOI: 10.1039/C8QI00856F

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