Catalytic degradation of poly(ethylene terephthalate) for benzene-rich oil recovery using metal hydroxides

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Abstract

Poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) was pyrolyzed in the presence of several metal hydroxides for the high-yielding recovery of benzene in one benzene-rich fraction. The highest benzene yield of 80.7% and a purity of 90.2 wt% were achieved in the presence of Ca(OH)2 and Ba(OH)2, respectively. In addition, thermogravimetricmass spectroscopic (TG-MS) measurements of metal terephthalates as the benzene precursors suggested a mechanism of benzene formation from metal terephthalates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)637-639
Number of pages3
JournalChemistry Letters
Volume43
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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