Selective Catalytic Transformation of Polystyrene into Ethylbenzene over Fe-Cu-Co/Alumina
KAUST DepartmentAdvanced Membranes and Porous Materials Research Center
Chemical Engineering Program
Chemical Science Program
Homogeneous Catalysis Laboratory (HCL)
KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)
Physical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
Online Publication Date2020-01-28
Print Publication Date2020-01
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AbstractFeCuCo over aluminum oxide catalyst was prepared to catalytically degrade polystyrene (PS) into ethylbenzene (EB) under mild conditions. This catalyst was characterized by XRD, SEM, STEM-EELS, STEM-EDS, XPS, and physical properties. A significant selectivity toward EB formation at 250 °C was achieved in the absence of hydrogen with 82% liquid yield. End-chain session and cross-linking reactions are proposed to be the dominant pathways in the degradation of PS over FeCuCo to form EB.
CitationAljabri, N. M., Lai, Z., & Huang, K.-W. (2020). Selective Catalytic Transformation of Polystyrene into Ethylbenzene over Fe-Cu-Co/Alumina. Journal of Saudi Chemical Society. doi:10.1016/j.jscs.2020.01.008
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