Selective Catalytic Transformation of Polystyrene into Ethylbenzene over Fe-Cu-Co/Alumina

Nouf M. Al Jabri, Zhiping Lai, Kuo-Wei Huang

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Abstract

FeCuCo 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.
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Saudi Chemical Society
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StatePublished - Jan 28 2020

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