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dc.contributor.authorAl Jabri, Nouf M.
dc.contributor.authorLai, Zhiping
dc.contributor.authorHadjichristidis, Nikos
dc.contributor.authorHuang, Kuo-Wei
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-31T10:09:31Z
dc.date.available2017-05-31T10:09:31Z
dc.date.issued2017-05-25
dc.identifier.citationJabri NM, Lai Z, Hadjichristidis N, Huang K-W (2017) Renewable Aromatics from the Degradation of Polystyrene under Mild Conditions. Journal of Saudi Chemical Society. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jscs.2017.05.005.
dc.identifier.issn1319-6103
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jscs.2017.05.005
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/623771
dc.description.abstractA bimetallic FeCu/alumina catalyst was prepared and characterized. It showed excellent catalytic activity to quantitatively convert polystyrene (PS) into aromatics at low temperatures. A clear goldish yellow liquid was produced at 250 °C in a batch reactor without distillation. A liquid yield of 66% in an inert environment was achieved without the formation of coke and gas by-products. An exposure time of 90 min. and a catalyst loading of 200 mg were considered as an optimum condition to minimize the styrene re-polymerization. The gas chromatography/ mass spectrometry (GC/MS) analysis confirms that the primary products are styrene, ethylbenzene, cumene, toluene and α-methylstyrene.
dc.description.sponsorshipWe are grateful for the generous support from King Abdullah unvercity of science and technology (KAUST). N.M.J. acknowledges Saudi Aramco for a Chapter 14 Ph.D. scholarship.
dc.publisherElsevier BV
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1319610317300637
dc.rights© 2017. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subjectPolystyrene
dc.subjectBimetallic
dc.subjectLow-temperature
dc.subjectCatalytic degradation
dc.titleRenewable Aromatics from the Degradation of Polystyrene under Mild Conditions
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentAdvanced Membranes and Porous Materials Research Center
dc.contributor.departmentChemical Engineering Program
dc.contributor.departmentChemical Science Program
dc.contributor.departmentHomogeneous Catalysis Laboratory (HCL)
dc.contributor.departmentKAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
dc.contributor.departmentPolymer Synthesis Laboratory
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Saudi Chemical Society
dc.eprint.versionPost-print
kaust.personAl-Jabri, Nouf Mohammed ObaidAllah
kaust.personLai, Zhiping
kaust.personHadjichristidis, Nikos
kaust.personHuang, Kuo-Wei
refterms.dateFOA2018-06-13T19:03:32Z
dc.date.published-online2017-05-25
dc.date.published-print2017-12


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© 2017. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
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