Mysterious organic scum boosts chemical reaction efficiency, may reduce chemical waste

Mysterious organic scum boosts chemical reaction efficiency, may reduce chemical waste

Mysterious organic scum boosts chemical reaction efficiency, may reduce chemical waste

Chemical manufacturers frequently use toxic solvents such as alcohols and benzene to make products like pharmaceuticals and plastics. Researchers are examining a previously overlooked and misunderstood phenomenon in the chemical reactions used to make these products. This discovery brings a new fundamental understanding of catalytic chemistry and a steppingstone to practical applications that could someday make chemical manufacturing less wasteful and more environmentally sound.
Mysterious organic scum boosts chemical reaction efficiency, may reduce chemical waste