High interest for iCOUP research on polyolefins to alkylaromatics

Graphical abstract of the referenced iCOUP paper.
Deconstruction pathway involves Pt catalyzed dehydrogenation and acid site cleavage in a tandem process.

"Bifunctional tandem catalytic upcycling of polyethylene to surfactant-range alkylaromatics," published in the journal Chem, improves upon the conversion of polyolefins to alkylaromatics based on mechanistic experiments that revealed the distinct roles of the platinum and acid sites. See all the highlights HERE and the paper HERE.