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Dual-catalytic depolymerization of polyethylene terephthalate (PET)

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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.

Graphical abstract: Dual-catalytic depolymerization of polyethylene terephthalate (PET)

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Submitted
23 Dec 2019
Accepted
02 Feb 2020
First published
17 Feb 2020

This article is Open Access

Polym. Chem., 2020,11, 1450-1453
Article type
Communication

Dual-catalytic depolymerization of polyethylene terephthalate (PET)

K. R. Delle Chiaie, F. R. McMahon, E. J. Williams, M. J. Price and A. P. Dove, Polym. Chem., 2020, 11, 1450
DOI: 10.1039/C9PY01920K

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