Layered zeolites help to convert polyethylene plastics to high-grade gasoline

https://doi.org/10.1038/s41557-024-01506-z

https://www.cas.cn/syky/202404/t20240410_5011266.shtml

Han Buxing’s group at the CAS Institute of Chemistry, in collaboration with researchers from Beijing Normal University, Peking University, etc., have used layered self-supporting molecular sieves as catalysts to achieve > 90% ¬†conversion of polyethylene plastics into high-quality gasoline under low-temperature, no-noble-metal, no-hydrogen, and no-solvent conditions. The liquid product is primarily composed of branched alkanes (selectivity of 72%), affording a high research octane number of 88.0 that is comparable to commercial gasoline (86.6).

Layered zeolites help to convert polyethylene plastics to high-grade gasoline
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